Friday, August 9, 2013

6316...Greatest Food In Human History

Dollar for dollar it is the McDonald’s McDouble cheeseburger.  A buck plus taxes in the States; 1.39$ here.

Mcdonalds mcdouble

So says a commenter on the Freakonomics blog.  Freakonomics was written by economics writer Stephen Dubner and professor Steven Levitt and is about the hidden side of everything.  I am working from Kyle Smith's column in the New York Post earlier in the week where he also pointed out that "Junk food costs as little as $1.76 per 1,000 calories, whereas fresh veggies and the like cost more than 10 times as much, found a 2007 University of Washington survey for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. A 2,000-calorie day of meals would, if you stuck strictly to the good-for-you stuff, cost $36.32, said the study’s lead author, Adam Drewnowski."

Slightly higher in Canada.


1 comment:

  1. Opening with Oscar Wilde’s observation that “nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing,” Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. He reveals the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger (as much as $200), and asks how we came to have markets in the first place. Both the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis, Patel argues, are a result of our democratically bankrupt political system.

    Junk food costs way more than $1.76 per 1000 calories. Read Raj Patel's The Value of Nothing" for more insights.