In the event you’ve ever scratched your head over what constitutes “fair trade,” the Social Action for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati provides us with some “characteristics” in the newly released December edition of the “Clergy Communications” newsletter:

Characteristics of Fair Trade include an artisan or farmer being paid a better than market price for the item she or he produced and buyers being in right relationships with the producer.

Still scratching your head?

These folks would appear to support inflation and perhaps dating between buyers and sellers.

For a debunking of this logically challenged movement, see this commentary from the Acton Institute.