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I thought maybe I'd seen high inflation in action: I'd swear I used to be able to find cheap beef, like 2-3 mil/kilo (roughly the same number in US$/pound), but now it's 4.5 or higher, even for ground beef. S points out Argentina's economy is borked (currency controls, nutty leaders) and that's a major beef source, plus Chile's been having drought for the past couple years.

A bunch of sort of side streets have 30 km/hour speed limits; this is the same as Amsterdam streets that don't have physically segregated bike paths, and at 18 mph is a speed at which "only" 5% of struck pedestrians are killed, and a whopping 30% are unscathed. Vs. 30 mph, which is an LD50, or 40 mph, which is basically a death sentence.

I've seen 20 kph too, a speed I could almost sustain on my tank of a bike if it's not uphill. I think that was downtown.

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