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Video: Raj Patel on Why a Hamburger Should Cost $200

Jun 16, 2011



Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing, argues that corporations, driven only to achieve profits, do not try to satisfy real human needs. For example, Patel presents us with the true cost of a hamburger, not a $10 hamburger (that would be considered to many, pricey enough) but a $200 hamburger! How can that be? You have to factor in the externalities, such as the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from cattle, the amount of trees leveled in rain forests to satisfy meat supply etc.

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