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Sharad Joshi, the thinker economist, who led historic farmers’ agitations in the eighties turned eighty this year. An ardent votary of globalization and free market economy, it is interesting to read his unsparing and candid commentary on the farmers’ issue, the state of affairs, the current crop of farmer leaders, Modi and Sharad Pawar.
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By 1935, US banking syndicates owned 80% of the cultivated land in Puerto Rico.
Most of this land was concentrated into sugar cane centrales. 78 more words
During the Great Depression, sugar cane wages were very low in Puerto Rico, and many people – though hard-working – could not afford proper health care. 127 more words