Saturday, April 24, 2004

Rachel Carson kills poor, brown-skinned children

I share Virginia Postrel's outrage that prejudice against DDT by environmentalists in (malaria-free, thanks to DDT) Western countries keeps it out of the hands of malaria-stricken developing countries, though I can't help but wonder if she works up the same outrage at how pharmaceutical companies' sanctification of their patents keeps affordable AIDS drugs out of the hands of many of the same people.