Friday, July 11, 2008

Map of Income Spent on Fuel, Food, and Drink

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After seeing the above map from The Economist one must think the rest of the world views Western Europe and North America as a bunch of whiny babies. With gas prices so high there are news stories in the United States about people cutting back on vacations, luxury items, eating out, and even medicine to afford the high cost of fuel. It is hard to have much sympathy though when there are food riots around the world because people cannot afford to eat.

1 comment:

Roger Hart said...

Very interesting. That gives a better perspective. Another perspective is historical. It has not been that long ago that the typical American family spent from 50-75% of their entire family budget on food.

We don't realize how good we have it.