The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
U.S. activists are working with farmers and artisans in the developing world to protect their rights and help them increase their profits from export of their goods to the industrialized world. The most prominent of these efforts in the U.S. is "Fair Trade" coffee. But some believe these efforts are misguided. A panel talks about the pros and cons of fair trade initiatives.
- Paul Rice TransFair USA
- Paul Magnusson Businessweek
- Deborah James Global Exchange
- Frank Vargo vice president for international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers
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