Rat meat again? We’re not MADE of money!

August 28, 2008

Blog Guy, I can’t believe what’s happening to the price of all the necessities! Is there ANY good economic news out there?

rat-taiwan-160.jpgSure. It turns out the price of rat meat has sky-rocketed in the past year.

I don’t see how that’s good news.

Well, the price of premium rat meat is up, but you don’t want to buy any, so you’re immune to that increase. We economists call that “good” news. It’s having an impact over there in Asia. Did you know Cambodia supplies a ton of live rats a day to Vietnam?

Wow! How many live rats are there  in a ton?

It depends. I guess it could just be one really, really, really big one.

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above: Rat meat dish at a Taiwan restaurant in 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

below: Man eats roasted rat in Cambodia in 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

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