Thursday, September 18, 2008
Call me a curmudgeon
Earlier this week I bought 4 apples for about $6. On the same trip I bought 6 candy bars for $2. (I really like candy.) How is this possible? A gallon of milk: $7. Two 2-liters of coke: $2.50. Comparing calories the value is with the coke and snickers. Comparing nutrition, the milk and apples. But please someone* tell me the basic economics going on here? Never mind the subtle and not so subtle health and social implications.
* Yes, I've read all Michael Pollan has to say so I do know the answer. I'm completely flabbergasted nonetheless.