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Book club: Unfair Trade

Finbarr Bermingham enjoys an eye-opening exposé of supposedly clean business practices

Unfair Trade

Conor Woodman

Random House, 2011

As the economy threatens to crumble in around them, politicians have been falling over each other to become the voice of "responsible capitalism", with both David Cameron and Ed Miliband preaching a return to a "moral economy" (neither, however, have specified when such a thing ever existed in the first place, nor given much indication that they know how to get there). The British public seems to be listening. In 2011, sales of Fairtrade-certified goods topped

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