It was an obvious evolutionary step. As pasteurization, refrigeration, and an efficient network of rail lines developed, so did national brewing companies.

This is from Daniel Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, which I blogged about last week. It’s the first book I’ve been reading on my two-week vacation at my cottage in Minaki, Ontario.

When I read that line, I got a warm fuzzy feeling. It’s not because I particularly like beer. I don’t. It’s because I love seeing good economic analysis.

It occurred to me to start a game, kind of like the game “You know you’re a redneck when . . .”

You know you’re an economist when . . .

If you care to play, complete the sentence in the comments.

I don’t have the internet at my cottage and so I might not check in for a day or two. But I will read them.