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Fly Charts: McDonald's Delivery and Agricultural Doom

From a big tech reckoning to cheap British fields, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.
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Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From a big tech reckoning to cheap British fields, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Scoring in the Early Innings

McDonald's gets most of its revenue from lunch and breakfast. That means it has more to gain from getting into delivery (largely an evening activity) more aggressively.

Source: Company reports, Businessweek, Bernstein analysis

Power Brokers

It's past time for tech's very giant giants to start reckoning with the negative consequences of our growing use of technology.

Source: Bloomberg

Location, Location, Location

"For decades now, humanity has mostly kept its edge in the race between farm productivity and starvation. In the future, we'll be running faster just to keep up."

Source: Global Agricultural Land Resources – A High Resolution Suitability Evaluation and Its Perspectives until 2100 under Climate Change Conditions (PLOS ONE, 2014)

Lie of the Land

Cheap land has provided a large and sustained boost for Britain's homebuilders.

Source: Savills and Nationwide The 2007 peak = 100. Land values exclude London.

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