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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by dr treg
what utter twaddle [ no insult to the OP ]
but to quote the source he cites :
the cost of delivering food to the south of Italy now exceeds the cost of the food itself.
is the most assanine statement i have heard so far today [ despite 3 hours on ATS ]
in any rational ecconomy - the price of any retail item =
the intrinsic costs of materials , processing & logistics
unless indirect subsidy is applied - no other pricing structure is feasible