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Scout's Honor

Looking for clues in a job applicant's past that might predict future performance.
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SEPTEMBER 1988

Work time needed to pay for:

(In minutes unless otherwise specified)

Washington Moscow Munich London
Sirloin steak, 1 kilogram 83 195 93 123

Tuna, 1 kilogram 36 183 40 50

Potatoes, 1 kilogram 9 11 5 3

Fresh milk, 1 quart 4 20 6 6

Car, midsize (months) 9 84 12 15

Man's two-piece suit (hours) 18 118 33 16

Color television set (hours) 30 669 54 75

Movie in a suburban theater 40 28 42 52

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Source: National Federation of Independent Business Foundation, 1987

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Last updated: Sep 1, 1988




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