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    Rural Economic Development Through Local Self-Development Strategies.Cornelia Flora, Jan L. Flora, Gary P. Green & Frederick E. Schmidt - 1991 - Agriculture and Human Values 8 (3):19-24.
    During the 1980s many communities turned to grassroots activities to promote economic development, rather than relying on industrial recruitment strategies. We evaluate the characteristics of these projects, their benefits and costs, and obstacles they face in the development process. The data are drawn from a survey of more than one hundred communities in the United States. Self-development efforts do not appear to replace traditional rural economic development activities, but may complement them. Self-development activities produce a wide variety of jobs that (...)
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    State, Class, and Technology in Tobacco Production.Gary P. Green - 1989 - Agriculture and Human Values 6 (4):54-61.
    Recent debates over the persistence of family farms have focused on the importance of “naturalistic” obstacles to the capitalist development of agriculture. According to these arguments, the existence of these barriers in some realms of agricultural production precludes the development of wage labor. I argue, however, that in many instances these obstacles are based primarily on political factors. To demonstrate this thesis I illustrate how the tobacco program until recently has proved to be an obstacle to consolidation and structural change (...)
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