For John, BLUF: What if you are traveling in Europe and put your eggs in the hotel room frig? Nothing to see here; just move along.
This item from FEE, the Foundation for Economic Education, is by Mr Jeffrey A. Tucker. Here is the teaser:
No surprise: the real answer has to do with government regulations over whether eggs should be washed. In the United States, the government mandates washing eggs before commercial sale. In Europe, egg washing is forbidden by law.Which brings into question the whole government regulation regime.
Hat tip to FEE.
Regards — Cliff