• Posted by Califia Suntree on October 2nd, 2008, 11:28 AM

    Not to beat a dying horse here (and with all due credit to Stephen Colbert) but it’s kind of interesting how often food has come up as a featured topic during this financial meltdown. (Grilled-cheese puns galore, for instance.) There was the turnip tale from the UK, and now it’s widespread news that Campbell’s soup was the only stock that went up during Monday’s historic sell-off. As Colbert noted, it’s not really that surprising that investors see a future in 89-cent dinners. The reported spike in sales of cheap “comfort foods” also comes as no surprise—damn it all, I need to drown my sorrows in instant buttery spuds! Lean times call for fatty foods.

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