Tue, Jan 5, 2010 -- 10:00 AM
Raj PatelDownload audio (MP3)
What if the price of a hamburger included hidden ecological and social costs? What if the price of soda included a sugar tax? In "The Value of Nothing," Raj Patel challenges the notion that price reflects value and offers what he believes are more sustainable and egalitarian alternatives to our profit-driven free market economy. Patel's other books include "Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System."
Host: Michael Krasny
- Raj Patel, author, activist, visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for African American Studies and a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First)
Also, please note that your comments could be read on air. We may edit them for clarity or brevity, and we will use only your first name to identify you on the air.