Sunday, June 19, 2011

Why We're Fat

Economix has a fascinating post documenting basically what we've known all along - bad food is cheaper than good food. Put another way, calorie-dense processed food is much cheaper than whole foods like fruits and vegetables. To my mind, this raises an interesting question: If an economic system can not deliver healthy, quality food to the people living under it, which to my mind is the most fundamental need an economic system needs to deliver, can it really be said to be a good system? I mean, unrestrained capitalism has starved half the world while making the other half obese.

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