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Rice scheme critics need a dose of empathy

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The Yingluck Shinawatra administration's rice-pledging scheme has received virtually universal condemnation from Thailand's intellectual cognoscenti, ranging from university professors to leading figures in prominent think tanks. 

Predictably, the Democrat Party is actually driving this anti-rice pledging bandwagon and to their credit have made such a convincing case against this scheme that anyone claiming to have a brain larger than the ape creatures of the Indus simply has to submit themselves to their logic and reason.

Well, I happen to hate bandwagons and this one is no exception. So I'm not hopping on, at least not until we give this rice-pledging scheme due process and its day in the court of public opinion.

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