OurSay and Readings Bookstore hosted a panel discussion about the Judith Brett's Quarterly Essay: "Fair Share: Country and City". The most popular question on OurSay was answered by a panel of experts Margaret Simonds, Anna Krien & Tim Soutphommasane.
“It's easy to wax lyrical about an idealised bygone era. But would the price of milk and bread really skyrocket beyond affordability if the cities stopped subsidies rural transport infrastructure, energy infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, etc? Are we not distorting the market in favor of over-consumption of fossil fuels? Are we not ready for vertical agriculture and aquaculture close to population centres? Isn't it time to move on? ”