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### When countries industrialise, why do jobs from agriculture shift to manufacturing?

This is a common area of study in Development Economics. There is for example the Dual-sector model, first developed in 1954. It is very well explained in the link provided, but basically: [the] ...
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### Analyzing Farm Bureau's claim that milk prices would double at the retail level if all the illegals were deported

It is worth noting that OP's original question before I edited it asked, "why would economists lie to us?" This already leaves a poor taste in my mouth; such a question is loaded enough as it is, only ...
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### When countries industrialise, why do jobs from agriculture shift to manufacturing?

A schematic picture is as follows: Industrialization also means industrialization of Agriculture. This kills land-related jobs in the sector while at the same time it increases output. Inceased ...
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### Can biotechnology be a bad thing?

You are right to be sceptical of this statement. Let's take it step by step. Will developments in biotechnology increase world food production? Almost certainly yes, provided other things are equal....
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### What arguments are there in favor of national food self-sufficiency?

Have there been any economists who have argued in favor of national food self-sufficiency and what are some of their arguments? I am not knowledgeable of literature in that direction, but some of ...
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### Why is Algeria the #2 milk powder importer in the world?

To complement WorldGov's great points, there are milk subsidies provided in Algeria, which might have been abused for re-sale in other countries: [These measures of “market saturation” will be ...
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### Why is Algeria the #2 milk powder importer in the world?

Four-fifths of Algeria is just desert --which leaves no room for agriculture. The Algerian economy is mostly powered just by the oil industry, which contribute about ~70% of government revenues. Oil ...
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### How does one interpret the usda wholesale market price reports?

MANGOES: MARKET STEADY. flats 1 layer [[cargo type]] HT [[Haitii]] Francis [[variety]] 9s [[9 fruits in 1 layer flat]] 11.00 [[price for 9 fruits]] 10s [[10 fruits in 1 layer flat]] 12.00 [[price for ...
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### When countries industrialise, why do jobs from agriculture shift to manufacturing?

Aside from the economic arguments, a big difference was the amount of autonomy for the workers. Consider agriculture and similar rural employment (as servants etc) in the UK, even as recently as 1900....
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### Can biotechnology be a bad thing?

Making such sweeping statements about biotechnology in general is impossible if you ask me. Even when limiting oneself to agrobiotechnology it is impossible to make such statements because there are ...
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### Calculating the cost of a year without land-tilling

The approach appears to be static. An intertemporal approach would recognize that part of the period's forgone production would have been used for investment, augmenting the capital base. So we also ...
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### Is there any index which relates population growth rate with food production growth rate?

You can examine the components of Global Food Security Index. If I'm not mistaken, you can actually download the data free online from the same website. It covers a large set of countries globally.

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