Letter to the Editor

  • 2003-03-06
On Latvia's subsidiesIn TBT #346 there were two articles about new agricultural subsidies/protection in Latvia. Farmers in Latvia threatened to block a highway and demanded continued subsidies and the government gave in to their demand. One article included interviews with farmer representatives talking about their victory. What the article left out were interviews with the losers in this situation, namely everyone else in Latvia.Appropriate would have been an interview with an impoverished pensioner counting out the change from her pocket to buy groceries. It would be interesting to ask he...
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