The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109897   Message #2300800
Posted By: Riginslinger
29-Mar-08 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Global Rice Crisis
Subject: RE: BS: Global Rice Crisis
In fact, it just came to me. You could have a cap-and-trade system on food, like they've proposed for carbon. If country "A" doesn't keep it's population growth under control, its food quota could be shifted to country "B." Then, of course, the people would rise up and hack up the politicians with machettes, by way of generating something to eat, and the incoming government would be that much more motivated to comply with their popultation quotas.
                      It seems like a win-win scenario to me.