Remember when I only made snarky comments on gubernatorial races?

Wall Street Journal:

Global trade negotiators hope to restart the Doha round of world trade talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, but a return to the bargaining table will likely be more symbol than substance.

The key players -- the U.S. and the European Union -- remain unwilling to cut farm subsidies enough to satisfy emerging economies like Brazil and India.

Until Bono's one campaign decides to make Doha a priority, I'll continue to view it as misguided. Why put together a campaign unless you're going to use it when it matters?

Though I'm sure it's not Bono's intent, his campaigns probably do more to allow the Western world to salve its conscience than to fight poverty in the developing world. In that, it's questionable whether they do more harm than good.

Posted by Evan @ 01/24/07 02:05 PM


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