Everyone Loves Unrelated Stats

From the department of “If I throw these stats together maybe someone will think I actually made a point:”

Over at freedartmouth, Nikhil Gore writes:

“The BBC reports on the UNDPs logical conclusions to countries’ policies that subsidize cows at $913/year/cow while giving Africa aid at $8/year/person.”

I’m no fan of farm subsidies, but it’s just a tad dubious to draw a connection between cow subsidies here and aid to Africa. We could give $10K per person in aid to Africa, and I’m willing to bet (through a Caymans account of course) that Africa would still be screwed up. Until its problems of corruption, ethnic fighting, and backwards health education are dealt with, any money we give them will be essentially pissed away.