Chang­ing Well-Es­tab­lished Micro­eco­nomics?

Asian Diver (English) - - The Best of Voo -

For those of us in the de­vel­oped world, hav­ing gone through agri­cul­tural, in­dus­trial and so­cial rev­e­la­tions, the idea of killing a whale ev­i­dently causes some dis­tress. But be­fore we are quick to judge, a recog­ni­tion of not only the ne­ces­sity, but the in­grained cul­ture of whal­ing and spearfish­ing in La­malera is es­sen­tial if we are to see any change in this long-stand­ing prac­tice. We must first un­der­stand the plight of the vil­lagers, and pro­pose al­ter­na­tive liveli­hoods that they might ac­cept.

Be­cause the whale had been killed just be­fore the of­fi­cial whal­ing sea­son,

the La­maler­ans con­sider it a gift from their an­ces­tors and Ina Leva

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