Friday, June 8, 2007
Perceptions of the anti-liberal agenda
I read this article, and thought you might find it interesting: Bush's War on Whole Foods. It’s about the FTC stopping a merger, which some view as the Bush administration bashing on liberals. I thought the article totally missed the point: the author says there is no harm in two organic grocery chains merging, since they are hardly ever in the same towns. But the FTC says that they can’t merge because it will reduce competition. I think the FTC is right, since there aren’t that many hippy grocery stores out there. If you get rid of the only two organic grocerry chains out there, then you effectively have a monopoly. Sure you can go to Cub Foods and get some organic stuff, but that isn't their main product.