The Resource The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the twenty-first century, David Rieff

The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the twenty-first century, David Rieff

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The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the twenty-first century
Title
The reproach of hunger
Title remainder
food, justice, and money in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
David Rieff
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a groundbreaking book based on six years of reporting, leading expert on humanitarian aid and development David Rieff offers a review of whether the end of extreme poverty and widespread hunger are within our reach. Some of the most brilliant scientists, world politicians, and development experts agree that the eradication of hunger is an essential task for the new millennium. Yet in the last decade, the prices of wheat, soy and rice have soared. This has condemned the hundreds of millions of the world's population who live on less than one dollar per day to a state of hunger and insecurity. Rieff searches for the causes of this food security crisis, as well as what lies behind the failures to respond to disaster: failures to address climate change, poor governance, and misguided optimism. Rieff cautions against the increased privatization of aid, as well as the interventions of celebrity campaigners, whose business-led solutions rob development of political urgency. He dismisses the idle hope of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett that food scarcity can be solved by technological innovation alone. The path ahead, Rieff reminds us, demands we rethink the fundamental causes of the world's grotesque inequalities and understand that what is at stake is a political challenge we are failing to confront.--Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rieff, David
Dewey number
363.8
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.R53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food supply
  • Hunger
  • Social justice
  • Money
  • Food supply
  • Hunger
  • Money
  • Social justice
Label
The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the twenty-first century, David Rieff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Is reforming the system enough?
  • The case for optimism
  • Science to the rescue?
  • Falling in love with the private sector
  • Philanthrocapitalism: a [self] love story
  • The end of hunger?
  • "Fertilizing the land with money"
  • Optimism as moral victory, pessimism as moral affront
  • Doing everything to end hunger except think politically
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • A better world finally within reach?
  • The wages of optimism
  • Malthus only needs to be wrong once
  • The food crisis of 2007-2008 : a turning point?
  • The global food system and its critics
  • Promises to the poor
  • Cassandra and Doctor Pangloss
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 402 pages
Isbn
9781439123881
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015007343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025326861
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905521034
  • 691941
  • (OCoLC)ocn905521034
  • 691941
Label
The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the twenty-first century, David Rieff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Is reforming the system enough?
  • The case for optimism
  • Science to the rescue?
  • Falling in love with the private sector
  • Philanthrocapitalism: a [self] love story
  • The end of hunger?
  • "Fertilizing the land with money"
  • Optimism as moral victory, pessimism as moral affront
  • Doing everything to end hunger except think politically
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • A better world finally within reach?
  • The wages of optimism
  • Malthus only needs to be wrong once
  • The food crisis of 2007-2008 : a turning point?
  • The global food system and its critics
  • Promises to the poor
  • Cassandra and Doctor Pangloss
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 402 pages
Isbn
9781439123881
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015007343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025326861
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905521034
  • 691941
  • (OCoLC)ocn905521034
  • 691941

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