From Manager, November 1, 2016
Thaksin-faced devil: Populist… It must be a populist. Don’t you remember that we used to have a rice pledging scheme for fifteen thousand baht per ton?
On the book cover: Sufficient economy
Caption: The devil trying to disrupt
[The last Pheu Thai government had a rice pledging policy that funneled large amounts of money to their rural supporters. However, the policy disrupted the rice market, resulted in farmers going into debt to produce extra rice to take advantage of the payouts, and caused huge financial losses to the government. The cartoonist contends that Thaksin-directed handouts undermined the sufficient economy principle promoted by H.M. King Bhumibhol Adulyadej.]