When I worked in a steel mill in Warren, Ohio, the Mahoning Valley had the highest number of restaurants per capita in the world. They were built to serve the massive highly-paid blue-collar workforce, tens of thousands of men and women. In factory lunchrooms across the Valley, arguments about the best place to eat raged without end. We needed restaurants partly because everyone in the family was working and there was often no one at home with enough time to cook, but mainly it was because we had money to burn. And we burnt it like there was no tomorrow (as it turns out, there wasn't).
Now, according to an article in TheColumbus Dispatch, Warren, Ohio is the third hungriest city in the entire country.
Hungry bellies don't think. But they send the brain a signal that it's time to start thinking. Whose thoughts will fill those brains? Will they be thoughts about how to create a system that fills bellies?