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Thursday, April 16, 2009
  • "Using a complementary set of policy quasi experiments, I find that farmers who rent the land they cultivate capture 75 percent of the subsidy, leaving just 25 percent for landowners. This finding contradicts the prediction from neoclassical models. The standard prediction may not hold because of less than perfect competition in the farmland rental market; the share captured by landowners increases with local measures of competitiveness in the farmland rental market."
  • xMabaitx gave me this article. I was disappointed, as xMabaitx put it, that Sarte, who's "intro he wrote for Wretched of the Earth" which was "a fucking fireball thrown at whitey," would support Zionism.

    "I was quite shattered to discover that this intellectual hero had succumbed in his later years to such a reactionary mentor, and that on the subject of Palestine the former warrior on behalf of the oppressed had nothing to offer beyond the most conventional, journalistic praise for an already well-celebrated Egyptian leader."

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2 Comments
  1. Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:53 am

    Wow, Sartre supported Zionism? That made my stomach turn over. How truly despicable.

  2. Friday, April 17, 2009 3:51 am

    Yeah, you’d think since he was such a huge supporter of the Algerians in their struggle against the colonial Algerian government he would have seen the connection, but alas, he didn’t.

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