Comments on: Beer-drinking charts of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: hsvkitty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-26095 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 21:08:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-26095 Get over yourself @BBERDUDE; firstly I am not a vegetarian (although I admit to eating very little to be more ethically responsible, save money and keep weight off) and had just read the information relayed to you as it was in the headlines. Sadly I could not find the same headlines but managed to get some data for you.

meat and food consumption
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2011/03/am erican-meat-consumption.html

http://www.ourfutureplanet.org/news/542

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/20 11/mar/10/world-food-prices-climbing

The more wealthy a nation becomes, the more meat consumption
http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/01/mckinse y-has-six-predictions-for-china.html

It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of edible animal meat. According to the USDA and the United Nations, using an acre of land to raise cattle for slaughter yields 20 pounds of usable protein. That same acre would yield 356 pounds of protein if soybeans were grown instead.

http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/GreenPath  /Newsletter/July_09_2.htm

Food consumption charts
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/AC911E/ac9 11e05.htm

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By: Bjimmer http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-26072 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:03:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-26072 ~
What I saw on the first chart was that between 1961 and the present, beer consumption in the world roughly tripled.
But guess what?
During that same period the world’s population also roughly tripled.
My conclusion: Nothing changed in worldwide per capita consumption of beer over the last 50 years.
Or “other alcoholic beverages”, which also roughly tripled.
However, by wine consumption laying roughly flat while world population tripled, wine drinking per capita has fallen greatly.
I guess that something must be done.
Please excuse me as I go to my refrigerator…..

Ha Ha Ha

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By: FelixSalmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-26008 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 16:21:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-26008 @mortdenikiya the link’s right there, in the very first paragraph!

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By: FelixSalmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-26003 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:45:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-26003 @mortdenikiya the link’s right there, in the very first paragraph!

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By: FelixSalmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-26002 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:38:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-26002 @mortdenikiya the link’s right there, in the very first paragraph!

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By: BBERDUDE http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-25971 Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:17:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-25971 “”people aren’t getting happier, but rather, using alcohol to relax from the increased tension of earning more money””

Wow, you’re REALLY good at reading into numbers. You can suss out behavioral economics without any experience in the issue whatsoever!! I’m amazed. It couldn’t be as simple as simply overlaying your socio/political preconceptions onto any data… people wouldn’t do that….that would be silly…

“”Sadly, meat consumption is rising even as more people are becoming vegetarians, because the wealthier are consuming more. “”

… or maybe not.

If by ‘wealthy’ you mean the hundreds of millions of people in china and india who are increasing their meat consumption because they now spend the meagre extra income they make on consumable luxury (aka MEAT), then I suppose that’s a viable interpretation.

Or, no – it’s just you saying to yourself, “Vegetarian = Good / Meat = Bad ; all data must reinforce this view”

Its funny – there are like 6 posts here… and like 4-5 of them are completely specious nonsense… just because it’s BEER! Gotta love it. Cheers to the chinese!

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By: MyLord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-25970 Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:21:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-25970 The rise in beer is evident but where is the rise in wine? Or is it just that it starts from a very low level and peaks out much sooner?

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By: mortdenikiya http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-25959 Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:34:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-25959 it would seem your model specification is questionable. there likely exists heteroskedasticity in your data, as well as omitted variable bias. Your data are time series and it does not appear that any stationary testing has been performed. One might conclude, from the latter observation alone, that the robust results are due only to spurious findings relating to a correlation or common trend. I’m sorry but i find it difficult to support any statistical inferences from this; to say nothing of other assumptions involved in the conclusions made overall. More information would be helpful with respect to econometrics or at least a link to the full paper.

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By: hsvkitty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-25948 Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:47:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-25948 So true Ernie…

Also a reminder that cheap libation/alcoholism/alcoholics anonymous all stem back to the Great Depression. People use alcohol as a depression buster, but it isn’t.

Sadly, meat consumption is rising even as more people are becoming vegetarians, because the wealthier are consuming more. Is that a sign of happier times when the land will be used to feed beef instead of crops even when grain crops are failing?

So the happier world is a fallacy, best served with an dash of denial, expensive fine wine and Chateaubriand.

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By: ErnieD http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/20/beer-drinking-charts-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-25942 Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:36:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7996#comment-25942 or they could just be drowning their sorrows in an inexpensive libation.

@johnband – they will put the Two Buck Chuck stuff in $45,000 Chateau Lafite bottles to get passed around as gifts in China.

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