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Toward an Ethical Economics of Food Policy

William A. Masters, an agricultural economist who has turned up on this blog before, recently gave an interesting farewell speech at Purdue University (he is moving to Tufts).?Masters offers a vision for both “unified fields in the social sciences” and “an ethical economics of agriculture and food policy.” “What if organic, local, traditional and artisanal products don’t actually deliver a healthier, more secure and sustainable food system?” Masters asks. “This is not a hypothetical question. Right now, the preponderance of evidence is pointing in that direction.” [%comments]