Midwest Cities Try to “Fix” Poverty By Starving Poor People
Everyone and their mom is again talking about Trump & Iran, but we’re bored with that subject. If you want to hear our thoughts on that whole situation, go back and listen to the last few episodes.
Instead, we’re going to talk about a particular brand of economic ignorance. It directly threatens the health & financial well-being of poor people in a number of Midwest cities.
So-called activist groups are lobbying for increasing the regulations on dollar stores. They say that dollar stores promote bad health and “lock in poverty.” Just wait till you hear their reasoning. It’s absurd.
Clearly, these people aren’t motivated by genuine concern for the poor. I’m sure it’s a coincidence that their “solutions” would eliminate competition for major grocery chains.
(Spoiler alert: it’s not a coincidence.)
Intro music by Nick White, producer of The Statist Quo