Monday, April 03, 2006

The apple economy

Today I purchased a bottle of mineral water and a bag of 30 Jonathan apples.

The apples - a few with bingles and marks, but excellent for eating or cooking first then eating after, cost $1. They weigh over 4kg (close to 9lb).

The 600ml (around 1 pint) bottle of mineral water (not a premium brand) cost $2.20.

This is some kind of economic statement about the return given to farmers, or the ludicrous price of bottled water, or something. It feels bizarre and out of balance. The apples were priced as a customer-attracting loss leader, but even so.

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