Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The farcical G-8 summit
Consider the collection of inflated egos assembled on Hokkaido Island in Japan for the fabled G-8 summit. They'll babble about global warming and Mugabe, about which they plan to do nothing -- setting a goal for 2050 indeed! -- and do nothing about something they could alleviate not by taking action but by ceasing to do damaging things, the global food crisis. Here's an indignant Register editorial. Better that people should starve than that a farm lobby or ethanol bandit should be offended. Speaking of which, here's a Reason blog item on the opening banquet -- eight courses featuring 19 dishes when starvation is at least peripherally on the agenda.