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Raj Patel, author of the food-politics tome Stuffed and Starved, has a new book out on the failure of neoliberal economics. It’s called The Value of Nothing, after the immortal Oscar Wilde quote about how “nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” A couple of nights ago (above), Raj got the Colbert treatment, and handled himself pretty well. And from the Grist artchives, here’s Patel (more than) holding his own against another wacky interviewer (me).

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