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How the Other Half Dies: The real reasons for world hunger
How the Other Half Dies The real reasons for world hunger Author:Susan George How the Other Half Dies is concerned with the hunger and malnutrition which, according to the UN, afflict half the world's people. The author, in this meticulously researched yet highly readable book, demonstrates that famine and hunger are caused by the distribution of power and resources among the industrialized and the poor countries, and wi... more »thin the latter between the elites who own most of the arable land and the mass of people who own or control little or none.
The book reevaluates the convenient scapegoats for hunger - weather, excessive human fertility, oil prices, etc - and examines in detail the pseudo-solutions such as population control, transfer of technilogy, and the Green Revolution that have been proposed, when they have not been imposed, to alleviate it.
The author believes that the crucial choice in the Third World lies between self-reliance and dependency. Politics is the key to world hunger, just as social change is the key to eliminating it.« less