That pun has absolutely nothing to do with this article, and I'm loving it.
@Wilgrims At least Spirit doesn't make you pay to print out your boarding pass (yourself), even if you do it online.
Ryanair, in my limited experience, is much more aggressive about making you miserable. But maybe that's because international flights are already a headache and harder to make on time. Spirit from Minneapolis to Chicago is perfect and one of the rare exactly on time flights I've taken. I'm sure longer, more popular trips are as bad as the horror stories, though.
Thank you for writing this. The extended dialogue was especially rare and important for a piece like this.
This chart, and even the more sane plate version, shows the enormous, absurd influence of big agriculture on our government. In what universe did we ever need to have ELEVEN servings of carbs a day? Or, to pick on the new version, why do I need to eat a piece of chicken and drink a glass of milk with every meal?
I think the attributions got mixed up in the last two.
Aren't the low-wage workers used as an excuse here often directly punished for retail theft? Like being denied bonuses, etc.
Was hoping for a nice segue into how income inequality means a pie shop can move into a lower-income area, and charge 7 dollars for a slice.
@deepomega Consumers see value in "eating healthy" ... in quotation marks. It is possible to offer consumers a choice between crap and superficially healthier crap (i.e., wheat buns), and the consumer to be totally satisfied with that. If I were McDonald's, I would keep on doing what they are doing, which is diversifying their menu enough to not alienate the somewhat health-conscious, while continuing to make money on the cheap, addictive stuff.
I wouldn't be surprised if Costco has very thin profits for their generics though. A loss leader in spirit.