Tag: Food

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Cheap willpower

Losing weight requires an inordinate amount of willpower. That’s why despite heavy our investments in pills, diets, exercise regimes and even the odd psychic, most of us just keep bulking up. By now, over two thirds of Americans are either … Continue reading

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Monday, February 14th, 2011

The price of a balanced diet

If Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, it’s not because they are too expensive. An adult American could meet the daily dose of fruits and vegetables recommended by the Department of Agriculture for less than $2.50 a day. That’s … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The price of development

I was interviewed on Poptech about the price of education in India, fertilizer in Kenya and human life in Zimbabwe.

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Why is the price of food rising?

Paul Krugman has an excellent analysis here of the rising prices of grains. He argues it’s essentially due to bad weather and failed harvests in countries of the former Soviet Union. The problem is exacerbated by bad weather and failed … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The price of cheap food

Why is a Big Mac cheaper than a salad? This is a wonderful old blog post from my colleague Catherine Rampell at Economix. As food prices rise around the world, we should not lose sight of the impact of policy.

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Who is hurt by rising food prices?

Where do rising food prices matter most? Azerbaijan. According to the Department of Agriculture Azerbaijanis spend 73.5 percent of their budget on food. That leaves only 26.5% left over for housing, clothing, education, healthcare and everything else. Food prices are … Continue reading

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