Center for Ethics and Leadership

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gold Leaf Burger, Anyone?

An item on msn.com today (May 21) says that a burger joint on Wall Street is now selling a $175 bacon cheeseburger with mushrooms (well, sort of). It's Kobe beef, black truffles, foie gras, aged gruyere, and mushrooms -- for those who have had a really good day on Wall Street says the owner.

I almost forgot to mention the flecks of gold leaf on the bun.

MSN bloggers's responses give hope. Almost all roundly condemned the idea, and many drew comparisons between current economic conditions and those who can afford these burgers that were critical to say the least. Better, only two bloggers, one very young, thought this was all a matter of what one chooses to afford, and only one of those two ranted that poor people deserve to be poor.

Maybe there's hope. Idealists like me are always looking for a new dawn.

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