Half A Cheer For Fair Trade
Abstract"The fair trade movement claims that the products it provides are sourced 'justly' and that purchasing fair trade products brings economic benefits for the poor. Whilst it is clear that fair trade might bring some benefits to particular groups, whether it brings significant net benefits to the poor in general is questionable. Moreover, the claim that fair trade transactions are more 'just' cannot be substantiated. Customers also might be surprised to learn that the majority of the Fairtrade Foundation's net income is spent on promoting its own brand." Copyright (c) 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation (c) Institute of Economic Affairs 2007.
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