Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution

Victor V. Claar

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How fair is Fair Trade?

Is it possible that fair trade could actually hurt the very people it's intended to help? In this thoughtful and provocative book, Victor V. Claar raises significant economic and moral questions about both the logic and economic reasoning underlying the fair trade coffee movement.

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Fair Trade is an enormously popular idea in Christian and secular circles alike. Who, after all, could be against fairness? Victor V. Claar, however, raises significant economic and moral questions about both the logic and economic reasoning underlying the fair trade coffee movement. In this monograph, Claar suggests that, for all its good intentions, fair trade may not be of particular service to the poor in the developing world.

Biography for author Victor V. Claar

Dr. Victor V. Claar is a professor of economics at Henderson, the public liberal arts university of Arkansas, where he specializes in teaching principles of economics courses. He holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from West Virginia University. Prior to arriving at Henderson, he taught for nine years at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. At Henderson he also serves on the graduate faculty as well as the faculty of the Honors College.

Prior to moving to Michigan, he spent his life in the Appalachian region. He is thankful for two caring parents, both of whom were raised by remarkable single moms.

Professor Claar spent a recent year as a Fulbright scholar, giving graduate lectures and conducting research at the American University of Armenia. He publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals of economics, and recently published a new book about fair trade.

He resides in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Product Details for "Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution"

  • Publisher: PovertyCure 2012
  • ISBN: 978-188059542-8
  • Paperback: 65 Pages
  • Kindle: 78 pages