Re: The [??] attribute
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 22, 2002, 21:49|
John Cowan wrote:
>Andreas Johansson scripsit:
>> This sounds alot like the BigMac Index, which's the length of time a
>> medianly-paid inhabitant of a given country has to work in order to earn
>> enought money to buy one BigMac.
>The trouble here is that Big Macs are sometimes cheap food, sometimes
>elite food. Bread is not quite universal, but it's a useful comparative
May we assume correctly that one uses the equivalent staple for areas where
bread might be a rare or elite food? Indonesia et al-- rice (one problem
here-- the price of rice was(is still?) subsidized by the govt.) ;
Mexico/C.America-- masa tortilla? Bolivia-- potatoes?