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The other BMI

Health is measured using Body Mass Index (BMI), while economic health is measured by the Big Mac Index (BMI).

Ben (economist Ben not Vanishing Point Ben) scoffs at the Big Mac index. He thinks it’s economically trite. I think it’s a worthy comparison of the economies of different countries. Here’s a new chart that takes an interesting new direction with the traditional concept used to measure purchasing power