A banker made the economists think this when he said:
“A cyclist is a disaster for the country’s economy: he doesn’t buy cars and doesn’t borrow money to buy. He don’t pay insurance policies. Don’t buy fuel, don’t pay to have the car serviced, and no repairs needed. He doesn’t use paid parking. Doesn’t cause any major accidents. No need for multi-lane highways.
He is not getting obese.
Healthy people are not necessary or useful to the economy. They are not buying the medicine. They dont go to hospitals or doctors.
They add nothing to the country’s GDP.
“On the contrary, each new McDonald’s store creates at least 30 jobs—actually 10 cardiologists, 10 dentists, 10 dietitians and nutritionists—obviously as well as the people who work in the store itself.”
Choose wisely: a bike or a McDonald’s? It’s something to think about.
~ Emeric Sillo
PS: walking is even worse. Pedestrians don’t even buy a bicycle!
***And…wait for it…the worst are…..drum roll!!!
“The mung bean munching tree huggers” (as Boris Johnson cleverly puts it)
Who are they? These are the ‘plant based eaters…who grow fruit and vegetable gardens…and ride their bicycles…and walk…they don’t buy eggs, dairy or meat! (kudos Galen Torneby)