An article by someone at Carnegie Mellon.
I've been a little out of it, but the politics was brewing in me, just like the sounds are marinating in M, and suddenly at five, she will be reading.
Here's what the piece is about.
Big landlords are the biggest problem. (That and the exploitative aarthi system that S must write about.) If you own more than 25 acres, then you are one. And you are contributing significantly to food insecurity in Pakistan. Because of you we have to export wheat, and face rising food prices. Prices the majority can ill afford..You do not cultivate even arable land because there is not incentive for you to invest in such production. You maintain landlessness and tenant insecurity, and prevent others from growing freely and productively. This is criminal in times of food shortages. Its because of you, there is bonded labor. It is because of you peasants migrate to cities to find work, escape poverty, and pay off debts. Plus you look like a jinn in that Chairman Latha. The Chairman would not permit this. So get off your stallion. Step out of your tinted glass prado. Face the music. Give it up and put it to work.
Push for land reform.