BigMusky wrote: RugbyD wrote:
BigMusky wrote:...just because they are getting theirs free instead of buying it like everyone else does not mean they cant farm too.
sure they could
farm, but why bother if you're competing with free food? doesn't make good business sense.
why do american farmers bother when the market value of their crops could not sustain their business?
While the American and European systems are counterproductive and inefficient, they survive b/c there is a tax base to support it. Africa barely has a tax base and certainly not enough to put their farmers near the subsidy scale of ours.
If fairness to you is everyone erecting equally market-distorting trade barriers, then fine, but Africa can't do this until they have some money of their own to do it with, which requires that they make profits, which requires that they charge more than zero, which requires that they don't have to "compete" with free stuff.
Musky, I don't think I've heard anyone whine so much when asked not