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Tossing sanctions

In the world of independent business, there is a belief that if you work hard, you can succeed, but there are always outside forces which buffer business efforts

Calvin Daniels

October 16, 2023

In agriculture, that starts with the whims of 'Mother Nature'. But too often, it's also the whims of politicians. Trade has long been seen as a hammer used to get the upper hand in international disputes, which generally have little to do with trade. Russia invades Ukraine; countries move to restrict trade to send a message - although in the case of the invasion of Ukraine, trade sanctions have had little visible impact, although I suppose pro-Ukraine countries can at least believe they did something.

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