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Friday Random 10: Big Macs are labor intensive edition

The Economist just posted an interesting graphic showing the average number of minutes people in various places must work in order to afford a Big Mac. At the low end, people from Chicago only have to work about 12 minutes for a tasty double-meat sangwich. If you work in Nairobi, on the other hand, you’d have to work almost three hours.

This explains why so many Chicagoans are paid in Big Macs — employers are just eliminating unnecessary red tape.


Also interesting is that people in Budapest have to work about an hour to afford a Big Mac. I thought Buddhists didn’t eat meat.

The songs:

Hare Krsna — Husker Du
Eagle on a Pole — Connor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Crazy Eights — Tapes N Tapes
Twilight Galaxy — Metric
Black Math — The White Stripes
The Medicinal Mind — Faces on Film
Under My Thumb — The Rolling Stones
The Pilgrim — Oxford Collapse
Like a Hitman Like a Dancer — A.C. Newman
Joe #1 — Fugazi

Bonus Video:

The Jimmy Carter UFO Sighting — Shouting and Pointing (starring Coach Football as a sweaty person)

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.


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