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On Sunday, idly flicking through a copy of the Economist on a long train journey, I was mildly amused to find that the magazine had devoted one of its five leaders to Argentina’s food taxes—hardly the most pressing of topics, I thought.

Yet it’s been pressing enough to force Argentina’s newish president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to cancel a scheduled visit to London for the snappily titled Progressive Governance conference, taking place tomorrow. (She was also due to speak at the LSE this evening.) A rise in tax on soya has led to a national farmers’ strike, involving mass demonstrations…

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