Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/04/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: starbucks
From: mlpowell at (Matthew Powell)
Date: Sun Apr 18 12:37:58 2004
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On Apr 18, 2004, at 11:38 AM, allan yates wrote:
> Apparently in the minds of these people, financial success = evil.

Corporations profiting at the expense of local small businesses, 
exploiting their employees and suppliers as far as they can? Evil's a 
bit strong, but I'm certainly opposed

>  The world business haters are at their core socialists, masquerading 
> as "compassionate liberals" and "progressives."   The success of 
> Starbucks proves once again that the free enterprise system works, and 
> that America works.

It doesn't work for the local coffeeshops who can't compete with the 
Starbucks onslaught, does it?

> It also proves that socialism is a failure for everyone except 
> aspiring autocrats who are greedy for power and those who are 
> "entitled" to the fruits of everyone else's labor while they do 
> nothing of value.

Gosh, where were you when I had to go in for advising at university - I 
could have saved myself a lot of trouble by just majoring in autocracy. 
If only I had known.

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