Aid to Cows

I love this image from the BBC’s Cancun coverage:

It’s a nice graphic depiction of the oft-cited comparison (slightly specious, but still good for making the point) that the annual dairy subsidy in the European Union in 2000 was $913 per cow, average income in sub-Saharan Africa was $490 per capita, and the EU’s annual aid to sub-Saharan Africa was $8 per person. There’s nothing like giving something with one hand and taking away with the other…