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February 16, 2009

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It's All About the Abrahams

Discussions around the consequences of a truly connected planet have been going on for some time in our organisation, and maybe also in yours. Fivedollarcomparison.org is a small step to broaden the discussion and explore how the impact might vary across cultures and contexts by asking a simple question: What can you buy for five dollars?

For five dollars, you can buy a giant bucket of potatoes in Peru, park a bike in Montreal for two hours, or get a pound of licorice in California. On the one hand, this is a vivid representation of costs of living across the world. On the other hand, I’m hungry. (Via Bruno Giussani.)

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Posted February 16, 2009 at 3:52 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Society/Culture
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