Even as they TALK about "FREE MARKET ENTERPRISE" and "free market capitalism," the economic system they are ACTUALLY pushing is one of SUBSIDIES - SOCIALIZED TAXPAYER dollars - to American companies (in this case, rice exporters to Haiti) which CRUSH the incomes, livings, and ability to grow rice of HATIAN FARMERS.
WE DID NOT MAKE UP this below headline: it is running, this past week, in a well established American newspaper.
AMERICAN STUPIDITY & IGNORANCE - THOUSANDS WILL DIE in a country that is effectively UNDER AMERICA's THUMB, while Americans pretend IGNORANCE and IMPOTENCE - is AS MURDEROUS as the Hatian building standards that were not up to the earthquake of 2010.
Thousands of Haitians WILL DIE unless U.S. beefs-up relief efforts
Published: Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010http://www.sacbee.com/2010/03/25/2632530/thousands-of-haitians-will-die.htmlWASHINGTON -- President Clinton apologized on March 10 for the role that his government played in DESTROYING a big part of Haitian agriculture: "It may have been good for some of my farmers in Arkansas, but it has not worked. ... I have to live every day with the loss of capacity to produce a rice crop in Haiti, to feed those people, because of what I did."
Beginning in the 1980s, subsidized U.S. rice wiped out thousands of Haitian rice farmers and made the country dependent on imported food.
Clinton's apology is important and presents an opportunity to change U.S. policy toward Haiti that has been a major cause of suffering in this desperately poor country.