We’re off camping for a few days, but to honour the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Paul Krugman, here’s a link to his views on economics and English food. A taster:
The appreciation of good food is, quite literally, an acquired taste – but because your typical Englishman, circa, say, 1975, had never had a really good meal, he didn’t demand one. And because consumers didn’t demand good food, they didn’t get it. Even then there were surely some people who would have liked better, just not enough to provide a critical mass. And then things changed.
There’s some entertaining discussion of just why some economists think it’s a terrible article here.
Hat tip to Nabakov, soon to be sojourning in the States and no doubt getting up to quite a lot of mischief. I look forward to tales of his repasts and exploits.