The High Cost Of Bacon: Record Pork Belly Prices Explained

08/03/2010 06:22 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Here's a question for all you Freakonomic's fans out there: what do this week's stultifying heat indexes across much of the country have to do with the price of pork bellies?

If you answered that both are at or near record highs, then you get a gold star (you deserve something if you know the price of pork bellies). But you get two gold stars if you answered something along the lines of what was reported in Monday's Wall Street Journal...

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