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Pretty people = bad food

Tyler Cowen explains why you should avoid restaurants that are full of beautiful women:

I also start to worry if many women in a restaurant are beautiful in a trendy or stylish way. The point is not that beautiful women have bad taste in food. Instead, the problem is that they will attract a lot of men to the restaurant, whether or not the place serves excellent food. And that allows the restaurant to cut back on the quality of the food.

Cowen’s got five more rules for eating like an economist here. He’s also got a new book, ‘An Economist Gets Lunch.’


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