Yes, We Have No Bwanas. Congressman (and former Presidential candidate) Duncan Hunter had an interesting idea: he could go on a big game hunting trip in Chad; the trip, as a Congressional fact finding trip, would be paid for by taxpayers; he would get credit for humanitarianism by donating the wildebeest carcasses to feed Chad's hungry. But problems emerged: 1. Chad doesn't have any wildebeest ; 2.Chad does not permit hunting of large mammals; 3. there is some question about whether this is the most cost effective way to help the hungry.
posted July 23, 2008 at 8:20 a.m.
Movement in the Doha World Trade Talks. "U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced Washington was ready to cap its trade-distorting farm subsidies at $15 billion a year, on condition countries like Brazil and India also make concessions to save the World Trade Organisation talks." via Reuters, excerpted in today's Washington Post.
posted July 23, 2008 at 6:30 a.m.