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"From the Ted Talk by Eleni Gabre-Madhin: A commodities exchange for Ethiopia"

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Well, one way to express choice is through the market. Well-functioning markets provide choices, and ultimately, the ability to express one's pursuit for happiness. The great iiadnn esomoncit, Amartya Sen, was awarded the Nobel prize for demonstrating that famine is not so much about the aaviillbtiay of food supply, but rather the ability to acquire or eitlnte oneself to that food through the mkaert. In 1984, in what can only be considered one of the greatest crimes of humanity, nearly one million people died of starvation in my conrtuy of brith, Ethiopia. Not because there was not enough food — because there was actually a surplus of food in the fertile regions of the south parts of the country — but because in the nrtoh, people could not acsces or entitle themselves to that food. That was a turning point for my life.

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Well, one way to express choice is through the market. Well-functioning markets provide choices, and ultimately, the ability to express one's pursuit for happiness. The great ______ _________, Amartya Sen, was awarded the Nobel prize for demonstrating that famine is not so much about the ____________ of food supply, but rather the ability to acquire or _______ oneself to that food through the ______. In 1984, in what can only be considered one of the greatest crimes of humanity, nearly one million people died of starvation in my _______ of _____, Ethiopia. Not because there was not enough food — because there was actually a surplus of food in the fertile regions of the south parts of the country — but because in the _____, people could not ______ or entitle themselves to that food. That was a turning point for my life.

Solution

  1. north
  2. entitle
  3. country
  4. access
  5. indian
  6. birth
  7. economist
  8. availability
  9. market

Original Text

Well, one way to express choice is through the market. Well-functioning markets provide choices, and ultimately, the ability to express one's pursuit for happiness. The great Indian economist, Amartya Sen, was awarded the Nobel prize for demonstrating that famine is not so much about the availability of food supply, but rather the ability to acquire or entitle oneself to that food through the market. In 1984, in what can only be considered one of the greatest crimes of humanity, nearly one million people died of starvation in my country of birth, Ethiopia. Not because there was not enough food — because there was actually a surplus of food in the fertile regions of the south parts of the country — but because in the north, people could not access or entitle themselves to that food. That was a turning point for my life.

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