Monday, 19 September 2016
"Adzel shifted in unease. 'We must not cause anyone to starve.'
"'We won't. Food isn't sent across space, except gourmet items; too costly.'" (David Falkayn: Star Trader, p. 265)
It works. The Gethfennu release Chee Lan.
Currently, Sheila and I have an Indian lodger, Amish, who reminded us of famines in India caused by the British, including Winston Churchill during World War II. On his hand-held computer, Amish showed us a speech by an Indian politician at the Oxford Union on the subject of Indian impoverishment under British rule.
Of course, van Rijn's employees will not cause anyone to starve although other League merchants are not scrupulous. Falkayn loses merit in Buddhist terms but makes profits in capitalist terms. (p. 266)