Friday, December 29, 2006

It's all about the truffles

I generally don't care what people buy, but I must say that I find conspicuous consumption rather vulgar. This in-depth article on a Dallas chocolate shop describes one of the most vulgar examples of all. There are so many choice bits here but I particularly like this list of things that cost less per pound then Noka chocolate:

Foie gras -- $50 per pound
Domestic sturgeon caviar -- $275 per pound
American Wagyu and Japanese Kobe beef -- $100 to $300 per pound
Sterling silver -- $170 per pound
Marijuana in El Paso -- $350 per pound
A fat stack of dollar bills -- $454 per pound

Via Brad DeLong.

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