My Facebook Friends Amuse Me

Two college chums of mine are having a virtual knock-down drag-out over economics on facebook. Right now they're on ethanol subsidies and clean energy. The liberal complains that "millions of people starving" is "hysterical BS" along the lines of the "DDT ban holocaust." To which the libertarian responds:
"Millions of people starving" is, I admit, shorthand for higher corn prices in Mexico but there are a lot of people down there who need tortillas worse than I need to buy gas that will destroy the motor in my weedwhacker.