Democracy, Freedom and Cheap Stuff: Can We Pay More For Our Coffee?

Democracy, Freedom and Cheap Stuff: Can We Pay More For Our Coffee?
The paradox of ancient Greek democracy is that the freedom and rights of citizens depended on the subjugation and exploitation of others. Recent events remind us that we might not have come as far from the flawed ancient model of democracy as we would like.


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