Fair Trade

Fair Trade

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. 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.

Guests

Deborah James

Global Exchange

Frank Vargo

vice president for international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers

Paul Magnusson

Businessweek

Paul Rice

TransFair USA

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