Corporate Food Chains Are Ripping You Off

Source: CounterPunch
by Jim Hightower

“Oftentimes, when you suspect you’re being gouged by corporate price fixers, you’re right. Take the rat-a-tat-tat of today’s price jumps at supermarkets and chain restaurants. They make you want to race to the cash register before they raise prices again. No, no cry the CEOs of food giants, it’s not us, it’s ‘supply chain disruptions.’ Then corporate politicians and economists chime in with old platitudes about the invisible hand of ‘supply and demand’ while media know-nothings pile on, blathering about ‘ne’er-do-wells’ causing a labor shortage. But that’s hogwash — your suspicions are right: It’s plain old price fixing by avaricious food monopolies.” (05/19/23)