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."
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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)