[ExI] Don't be a locavore fundamentalist

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 00:59:48 UTC 2009

2009/9/26 Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>:

> ### Locovores are monkeys arrogant enough to think they can out-think
> the market. They disregard the price signal that integrates social
> utility over the whole world, and instead apply their subjective
> feelings to opine about things they usually know next to nothing
> about, like the environmental and social impact of apple farming in
> Chile or the energy cost of trans-oceanic shipping. In other words,
> locovory is the usual mixture of ignorance and self-righteous
> arrogance that monkeys strut around to impress other monkeys.

How do you disentangle market from non-market? If people prefer to buy
locally because they have a perhaps foolish notion that it is better,
due to Green propaganda, isn't that the market at work?

Stathis Papaioannou

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