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Friday, January 17, 2003

In the Independent, Hamish McRae makes a broad point in a good article about supermarkets:

Profit is wonderful because you only make profits if you provide people with what they want. You don't have to go to the supermarket if you don't want to. We buy our meat from the local butchers and fish from the fishmonger because the quality is better. Our fruit and veg come from the Kurdish immigrants round the corner because they are nice people and are more convenient. But we go to Waitrose, too, because it has lifted its game a bit above the mainstream chains. However, I don't begrudge any group a profit.

There is choice, and the best way to get what you want is to use that choice, not to restrict it. (Via William Sjostrom.)