Do people get confused by Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar? After all, the luxury goods industry is not so different from Halliburton — shameless, ubiquitous, and sooo fucking talented at charging more for less. So again, we're taking things to their (ill)logical end with our own "Harper's (Bazaar) Index", inspired by Harper's famous feature, which parses the world of big oil, big money, big politics and Big Pharma and puts it into easily-digested numerical form. After the jump, Intern Cheryl and I "discuss" designer diets and increasing cost of food worldwide; women who marry for money (socialite Tinsley Mortimer?); and suggest that perhaps Lindsay Lohan's alcohol problem would have been even better enabled if she'd lived in Seoul, South Korea.

(Graphics created by Cheryl Campbell; click on image to enlarge)

Related: Harper's Index (March 2008) [Harper's]

Lindsay's Super Comeback [Harper's Bazaar]

Blonde Ambition: Tinsley Mortimer [Harper's Bazaar]

Earlier: The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: J. Lo's Diamonds, Giuliani And The Cougar Allure
The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: January 2008
The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: December 2007
The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: September 2007
The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: August 2007
The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: July 2007