No country with a McDonald’s outlet, the theory contends, has ever gone to war with another….
Friedman, who invented the theory in 1996, said people in McDonald’s
countries "don’t like to fight wars. They like to wait in line for
The Russia-Georgia conflict has finally blown this theory out of the water.
From the Guardian. Clearly the theory was over-identified. Perhaps no two countries with Taco Bell’s every go to war with one another.
Hat tip to Chris Blattman.