Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Economic policy 12

When does economic policy become social welfare policy?

A video accompanies this Los Angeles Times report.

Mexico City opens the 1st of 300 planned soup kitchens

"As Mexico slips into the profound economic crisis circling the globe, unemployment is rising along with food prices. Inflation is running about 8% annually, but some basic "family basket" items such as cooking oil and rice are going up about 200% a year, said Cesar Cravioto, head of the city's Institute of Social Assistance.

"City officials hope to dish out 65,000 free or inexpensive meals a day at the soup kitchens, he said..."

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