Around the World Trade Organization for a Few Days
I'm a bit struck by the protesters at the WTO ministerial conference in Hong Kong. They are mostly farmers from S. Korea protesting the WTO and the U.S. when it is the goal of the conference to finish the Doha Round of trade concessions aimed mostly at ending farm subsidies. Hmm and I wonder which countries have the largest farm subsidy programs? That's right, the same ones the farmers are protesting against. Hey idiots, if you don't like cheap Iowa corn, then you probably should support the trade talks (of course then you'll get cheap Malaysian corn instead).