Corporate Boutique

Steven Taylor reports that small coffee growers are upset that companies like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are buying so-called “fair-trade beans” and “turning it into a marketing ploy rather than an effort to help farmers.” Heh. This reminds me of the micro-brew beer craze a few years back when the big boys got into the act, with products like “Red Dog,” which turned out to be from the Miller Brewing Company.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.