The rules of this meme are as follows:
1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
2. Find page 123
3. Find the first 5 sentences
4. Post the next 3 sentences
5. Tag 5 people
Currently some participants in the U.S. sugar quota, though protesting the protectionist disposition of the quota itself, realize that in a declining international market for sugar ,in which prices have been subject historically to wild fluctuations and have been quite low and unstable over much of the post-Depression period, the U.S. sugar quota offers a certain protection against the uncompromising marketplace. This situation has in common with bilateral dependence without a preference system the necessity for the smaller country to negotiate from weakness better treatment by the greater power. From the standpoint of national pride and autonomy of economic decision-making, this is an unattractive condition.
Sanderson, The Politics of Trade in Latin American Development, 123