McDonald’s Mondays: Make McLove, not McWar

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There are only three things in this world that are truly global — war, religion, and McDonald’s.

Ok, ok — I admit, the word “business” probably would have been a little more apt than McDonald’s, but it’s still pretty accurate.  One can’t help but raise the question: are the global nature of war, religion and business inextricably connected?

Thomas Friedman seems to think so.  In his book The Lexus and The Olive Tree, Friedman offers up this bizarre little tidbit: no two countries have gone to war with each other after acquiring McDonald’s franchises.

So why do I bring this up now?  Georgia had to go and wreck Friedman’s theory this past weekend by declaring war on Russia.  Now where’s a brother supposed to go for a Big Mac in the Eastern Bloc?

2 responses to “McDonald’s Mondays: Make McLove, not McWar”

  1. maksik says:

    actually, Georgia hasn’t declared a war to Russia. And I hope never will

  2. Paul says:

    Russia is instigating most of the aggression.

    I’m pretty sure Yugoslavia had a Mcdonald’s in 1999.


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