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Cookie Economics

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 13:36:35 -0300 (CLST)

On the buses in Santiago you can buy two chocolate biscuits (cookies) for
100 pesos (10 pence, 6 cents, so that's 3 cents each).  They're called
Alfajores.  Here's a link praising Alfajores that cost $2.00 each -
http://www.joshrubin.com/coolhunting/archives/2005/02/alfajores_cooki.html

OK, so they're not the same.  Fancy alfajores like those would cost around
300 pesos each (20 cents) here.  And about half that in Argentina, where
they're made (I just came back from Buenos Aires).  So the markup from
Argentina to that fancy web site is a factor of around 20.

Ain't capitalism wonderful?

Andrew

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