An interesting Mises article on the Fair Trade(?) Coffee Bean market and by a joking extension starting a Fair Trade Marijuana market. And by a further extension starting the Fair Trade Sugar market and a Fair Trade Half and Half Creamer market.
Poor Juan Valdez, the exploited coffee bean grower who continues to be exploited by Free Trade Know-Nothings under the guise of Fair Trade Brick Heads. How many Fair Trade Coffee Shops are there in the Republic of SF?
I know let's start up a chain of Fair Trade Coffee shops and let's call it Queequeeg's the anti-Starbuck's coffee shop. For more on Starbuck and Queequeeg see Moby Dick. And just call me Ishmael.