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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: starbucks
From: allan_yates at (allan yates)
Date: Sun Apr 18 13:32:12 2004

Matthew Powell <> wrote:
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

1.  If your employer is exploiting you, there is a remedy:  QUIT.  Find another 
     Find another job, or start your own business.  

> 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?

2.  In my area, we have three Starbucks.  None of the small, locally owned
     coffee houses have gone down the tubes as a result.  This may not be the      case everywhere, but the fact remains that some perservere regardless.

> 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.

3.  Ah!  Ridicule from the alleged enlightened and intellectually superior - 
     what a surprise.
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