Daily chart from The Economist: Today’s chart looks at the minutes of work required to purchase 500ml of beer in 27 different countries. Analysts have calculated that it takes a German earning the national median wage just under seven minutes of work to purchase half a litre of beer. At the bottom of the pint glass, boozers in India must toil for nearly an hour before they have earned enough to quench their thirst. (Tip-of-the-hat to Jen!)