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Sep
08

McDonald’s theory of war

The logic is thus: countries with middle classes large enough to sustain a McDonald’s have reached a level of prosperity and global integration that makes warmongering risky and unpalatable to its people.

Thomas Friedman, who invented the theory in 1996, finds that countries with a developed middle class, one that can sustain a McDonald’s, is less likely to engage in aggressive behavior. Unfortunately, the Russia-Georgia conflict proves otherwise. What about countries with KFC and Taco Bell?

Here is the entire article via the Guardian.

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