Abusive Market Power Requires Strong and Effective Regulation – When we lose our markets, we lose our freedom!

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A look back:
The Guardian, October 1, 2008

Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, the Nicaraguan priest who is president of the UN general assembly, talking recently in front of world leaders on the Millennium Development Goals: “The essential purpose of food, which is to nourish people, has been subordinated to the economic aims of a handful of multinational corporations that monopolise all aspects of food production, from seeds to major distribution chains, and they have been the prime beneficiaries of the world crisis. A look at the figures for 2007, when the world food crisis began, shows that corporations such as Monsanto and Cargill, which control the cereals market, saw their profits increase by 45% and 60%, respectively; the leading chemical fertiliser companies, such as Mosaic Corporation, a subsidiary of Cargill, doubled their profits in a single year.”

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From Banks to Bread – Deregulation is The Seed of Destruction

By Mike Callicrate

Our economy is reeling from the failures of government to properly regulate business and enforce anti-trust laws. The liars, cheaters and thieves who have already made a killing are poised to make off with even more by way of a federal “rescue plan.”

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