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Sales of Hormel's Spam rise as economy falls: a meaty example of regression toward the mean.

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Sales of Hormel's Spam rise as economy falls: a meaty example of regression toward the mean.

FoodFuser | May 30, 2008 02:14 AM

What factors are responsible for the marked upsurge in sales of this canned porcine icon? Could Spam sales serve as an easily trackable benchmark of economic conditions? Could it even be that in his day Allen Greenspan simply picked up the hotline to Hormel to back his decisions on manipulating the economy's interest rates?

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