Desire & Scarcity (was Re: Desire under the Elms)
Brad De Long
delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Jan 28 15:07:41 PST 2000
>He began this work merely as an exercize in linear programming, which was
>relatively new at the time.
>Stigler, George. 1945. The Cost of Subsistence." Journal of Farm Economics, 27
>(May): pp. 303-14.
>We now know that that diet would not do much for life expectance, except for
>people who are in dire need since he was looking for a minimum of only a few
>nutrients rather than a balanced diet.
True. We need to add a lot more vegetables...
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