11-07-2012 05:20 PM
If you readthe whole story you see that during the good years Pharoah TOOK the grain that was produced, and then during the bad years SOLD it back to the people. They ranout of money and ended up selling their livestock, land and even themselves for food, so the government owned all the land and all the people were slaves of the government.
11-07-2012 06:56 PM
Is it? Well, let them all starve then.
Seriously, there are many ways to skin the rabbit. The issue is the need for reserves in a volatile supply world.
I'm reminded of the calls for letting the private sector take care of people and emergencies. Nobody is stopping them from doing that now. But some events are too widespread, uncoordinated and unprofessional to be efficient. Like Sandy and Katrina. And famine.
I do think that ina a highly polarized, ideological and suspicious world that operations of something like grain reserves need to be fact based and objective and open to avoid the politicization that many promote.
11-07-2012 07:29 PM