Raj Patel Quotes (5 quotes)
Ways to Counter the Excesses of the Market (24:00) FORA.tv
About global food economy Marquette University (Retrieved on February 11, 2010.)
The Value of Nothing
“The problem is that we are living now with the consequences of the others people mistake. It would be nice to make our own and learn from them. That is the art of democracy. That is the art of citizenship.”
About democracy (Retrieved on July 20, 2010.)
Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Chapter XXVII
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRaj Patel
Occupation: Economist, activist, writer
Bio: Raj Patel is a British-born American academic, journalist, activist and writer who has lived and worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United States for extended periods. He is best known for his 2008 book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. His most recent book is The Value of Nothing which was on The New York Times best-seller list during February 2010.
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