Blog Review 598


No, agricultural subsidies haven't lowered food prices: because so many of them are in fact not direct subsidies, but indirect, which raise food prices. What we actually need is industrial farming to reach Africa: as it has Brazil to such good effect.

Now we know the reason that Mayor Boris is not going to do away with the "London Embassies".

What you can find out about a country by the presence or not of a shoe shine stand.

Do we really still have to explain to people the difference between a blogger and a journalist?

Some still don't quite get it: a competition about the environment, the winning prize being a long distance flight.

Great Newspaper Headlines of our Time.

And finally, would Carl Icahn please make a bid for McDonald's?