Costs, Benefits, and Collateral Delights

Food choice for many is so often a decision process fraught with mixed signals. Yet thinking about this quintessentially life-sustaining act as "economic thinking" is risky stuff.  

That a restaurant salad costs more than a Big Mac is but one example itself hides so many public health and environmental costs.

Costs, Benefits, and Collateral Delights

Poking at the morass of politically-mitgiated and "market distorting" public policies is important but not sufficient. 

Costs, Benefits, and Collateral Delights

Our challenge is not just to reveal and re-align in ways conscious of so many "negative externalities" in a very distorted marketplace of ideas and choices. More, we must individually and collectively internalize and celebrate worlds of collateral delight, harvesting so much latent social, ecosystem and economic richness. 

Stephen
n.b.: Heartfelt appreciation to MK and AF of Invoking the Pause for coining "collateral delight" and sharing it at the ITP Convening.