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March 29, 2010

Students Learn Economic Consequences of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at March 29, 2010 3:04 PM

It's nice to see students are taught something besides liberal lies after all. Students at a Southern California high school have learned that nanny state authoritarianism is not good for business:

Tiger's Den, the student-run snack bar at South Pasadena High School, has watched its profit plummet by more than half this year after a law banned junk food sales in California public schools and forced it to yank its best-seller, AriZona ice teas.
The shop is open 30 minutes a day during the school lunch break, and it has made about $6,000 in profit this year. That's compared with $14,000 at this point last year.
The student managers blame the law's July 1, 2009, deadline, by which time high schools had to exorcise sodas, including diet varieties, and other sugary drinks. …
For the students, it's been a real-life business lesson on the risk of relying on a star product and on the power of lawmakers to wreak havoc on small companies.

Scott Feldman, president of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, advises the students:

You just got delivered a nasty-gram and you will always remember what it was like to lose 50% of your revenue and how hard you had to work to make it up. There is no difference between that and what happens to businesses in the real world.

No doubt their teachers can put the experience into perspective by explaining that by generating a profit, they were indulging in racist oppression and endangering the polar bears.

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.