Urinal cakes and the Genuine Progress Indicator

Ron Coleman, please note: Tim Hartford, the Underground Economist, weighs Genuine Progress as it plays out in the men’s room of your favorite neighborhood pub. The question:

urinal cake-200Whenever I go to the gentlemen’s toilet in a pub, I’m unsure how to behave… Should I urinate on the urinal cakes or not? At first, I think that if I urinate on them I’ll help to finish them earlier, thus making the publican purchase more of them, and helping the economy. But then I think, while I’m urinating, that if the publican has to buy more tablets, eventually he will probably have to raise the price of the beer, to my huge disappointment. So the question is, where should I urinate in the gentlemen’s toilets in the pub?

The answer: here.

H/T Daily Dish