Comments: Soothing News

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The food budget story is interesting, and you're right about some of the flaws in it. It would be more interesting if, instead of stopping the experiment after the month, he then kept adding on. The next month, he could actually be required to use food stamps, instead of a middle-class style gift-card; the month after that, he could live on the average benefit, not the maximum; the month after that, he could be required to do his shopping by bus and on foot, instead of by car (and any memberships to bulk clubs, etc., are out).

See how much weight he loses then.....

Posted by Ahistoricality at March 7, 2009 01:05 PM