Catastrophic irony failure: yesterday’s You And Yours on Radio 4 juxtaposed an item about Eliot Spitzer’s deliciously successful strike against price fixing in the US insurance industry with one about how a local authority in the Taunton area wants pubs and bars in the area to introduce a “minimum drink price” scheme to reduce binge drinking. Presenter Liz Barclay actually gave a government official a hard time about the DTI’s reluctance to help them set up a cartel. It’s reminiscent of the BBC’s cluelessness in the face of differential ticket pricing for football matches—now an example in one of the Anonymous Economist’s graduate courses.