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|Marin Bozic: Kairos' long hair lock|
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|Written by Marin Bozic|
|Sunday, 01 January 2012 00:00|
Below is an excerpt from Marin Bozic’s blog. Bozic is an assistant professor of agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota. Learn more at: http://www.marinbozic.info/
How do I reconcile the great optimism about dairy exports that I have with the apparently pessimistic results of my analysis on the impact of exports on long-run profits?
Did you hear about Kairos? According to Greek mythology, Zeus (the bigshot among Gods) had a son called Kairos. He symbolized opportunity and was always on the run. He had a single long lock of hair falling over his forehead, but he was bald in the back. Thus, you can easily catch him as he is approaching, but once he has run past you, the opportunity has gone.
The same is true about dairy exports. In the short and medium run, they will boost prices and represent a tremendous chance to grow the business and increase volume.
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