Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

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 >standard.
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?