SAD Economics: The Real Costs of A Meat Based Diet
We all know, or can calculate, the amount of money spent in support of a Standard American Diet (SAD) – it’s part of many household budgets. The true costs of eating meat, however, elude the standard consumer. Factoring in the impact on the environment, health care costs, and government subsidies makes meat consumption much more expensive. In this presentation, Dr. Haveman will explore some of these additional costs to society and will suggest policy solutions that will help to ameliorate them.
Jon Haveman is a Principal at Marin Economic Consulting, an economic research and consulting firm specializing in entrepreneurship and local economic development issues. Dr. Haveman is an expert on regional economies and local economic development and on the Bay Area Economy in particular. He is also widely considered to be one of California’s leading experts on the economics of seaports, goods movement, and international trade policy.
A prolific author, Dr. Haveman has published extensively on local economic development policy, transportation and security issues at California’s seaports, business outsourcing, and trade in technology products. A well‐known media commentator, Dr. Haveman has been quoted in The Economist, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, and San Jose Mercury News, among many other publications. His radio and television appearances include regular interviews on CBS Channel 5 in San Francisco, and interviews on KCBS AM, KGO AM, and KQED public radio. Dr. Haveman speaks regularly at events across California and has testified at numerous federal and state government hearings on issues related to seaport activity and security, technology trade, and local economic development.
Becoming aware of the implications of the Standard American Diet (SAD), Dr. Haveman is now an enthusiastic lecturer on its economic implications. Dr. Haveman holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Economics from The University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. Jon@MarinEconomicConsulting.com