Them Belly Full But We Hungry

Bob Marley in 1976 — an anthem for 2008

Lyrics:

Them belly full but we hungry.
A hungry mob is a angry mob.
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A pot a-cook but the food no ‘nough.

You’re gonna dance to JAH music, dance.
We’re gonna dance to JAH music, dance.

Forget your troubles and dance.
Forget your sorrow and dance.
Forget your sickness and dance.
Forget your weakness and dance.

Cost of living get so high,
Rich and poor, they start a cry.
Now the weak must get strong.
They’re singing, “Oh, what a tribulation.”

Them belly full but we hungry.
A hungry mob is a angry mob.
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A pot a-cook but the food no ‘nough.

We’re gonna chuck to JAH music, we’re chuckin’.
We’re chuckin’ to JAH music, we’re chuckin’.

Them belly full but them hungry.
A hungry mob is a hungry mob.
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A pot a-cook but the food no ‘nough.

A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A pot a-cook but the food no ‘nough.
A hungry man is a angry man.
A hungry mob is a angry mob.

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8 years 4 months ago

Food is a human right

The persistence of food problems as more to it than meets the eye. Specially the vulgar economist eye. Main stream economists suffer from myopia. Myopia is as chronic as the persistence of food problems. Myopia prevents them from suicide: things are not necessarily going well for them they are stuck in debt so deep that it’s hard for them to get back on their feet, but they are not among estimated 25,000 Indian farmers that committed suicide last year because they could see no other way out of their predicament.

A constellation of forces tending to act and react upon one another in such a way as to keep food at the center of vicious circle crisis: it is not profitable for any single producer to increase production because of market limitations, though if all producers increased production they will all profit fom it.

Manifestations of unemployment

Unemployment manifests itself in an amazing diversity of forms, but they all reflect the same underlying problem: an acute inadequacy in the economy`s capacity to employ his resources. The manifestations of the actual crisis reflect structural disequilibrium, imbalanced growth, persistence of underdevelopment, foreign exchange and trade considerations. It is as if not only small autarkic economies are caught in a poverty circle or a vicious circle but as if trade far from lead the whole economy to the production possibility frontier could provoke the crisis disaster.

[To be continued]

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