Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Yes, we have no unbendy bananas

In Europe, they celebrate the samenesses;
Take, for example, banana regulation. According to the EU, all bananas imported into the European Union or grown there must be at least 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) long and 2.7 centimeters thick. The fruit should not be damaged, nor should it be fully ripe. These rules may sound petty, but they have their advantages: consumers will only see fresh fruit in their supermarkets.
Of course, the consumers will also not see the costs involved in cleansing their stores of undesirable fruit. However, they'll still pay them.

But rejoice; your bananas  may be one-size-fits-all, but not mailboxes;
To each is own...and that also applies to mailboxes! For the most part, mailboxes stick to norms which specify a standard size, volume and mail slot. The European Union, however has stayed away from any regulation in this area. Which is a good thing, too, because mailboxes are one of the ways Europeans can express their cultural differences, and that's something we wouldn't want to lose!
Free people decide for themselves what they want to lose, by their choices in the marketplace.

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