Beyond the spectacle of the presidential race, the Washington consensus pursues business as usual. This is the season in which I wonder, with an ever-intensifying sense of urgency, what it would take to turn our political system into a democracy.
It's happening in Buenos Aires. It's happening in Paris and in Athens. It's even happening at the World Bank headquarters. The global economy is finally shifting away from the model that prevailed for the last three decades.
It's high time we recognize that the wisdom about food security we've learned over millennia will serve us better than economic theories that weigh the value of food against immediate profit instead of against potential eventual starvation.