Waldo Jaquith – On the impracticality of a cheeseburger.

In case you ever wondered what kind of progress we have made as a civilization, this articles the best example you can find.
“A cheeseburger cannot exist outside of a highly developed, post-agrarian society. It requires a complex interaction between a handful of vendors—in all likelihood, a couple of dozen—and the ability to ship ingredients vast distances while keeping them fresh. The cheeseburger couldn’t have existed until nearly a century ago as, indeed, it did not.”

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