Thursday, April 10, 2008

Uh, Goody?

Krugman has good news!

The Telegraph:

Afghan farmers are this year sowing wheat instead of poppy - not because they have suddenly been converted to the argument that producing heroin is not in the national interest.

Market forces have been the deciding factor - with wheat prices doubling in the past year, and the street price of heroin falling, it is now more cost effective to grow wheat.

Via Yves Smith.
Uh, well, ok. Not "good" news, per se.What's that other word?

Oh, yeah. "Horrifying". That's it. "Horrifying" news. When HEROIN is cheaper than food, you know you have a bit of a problem.

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