Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Economics and sitting about at home

If I go to the bottle shop $40 buys me a whole slab but if I go to the pub $40 is only likely to get me around seven beers. Economically it just doesn't make sense to go out. This weird disparity causes cocooning, social isolation and really high ratings for masterchef.

Were this disparity reversed however our society may become a far more connected, interesting place. Perhaps people would go out all the time and have real conversations. Your local would probably become like Cheers where everybody knows your name and they're really glad you came.