Monday, January 16, 2006

The black market - scourge of regulators

So "unhealthy" foods are being removed from schools?

I noticed that last year. I've never gotten around to it, but I may just do it this year, considering more antipathy for "sticky fingers" politicians.

It's a perfect entrepreneurial situation. Someone at school already does it, by selling cans of Coke. I might consider with the lollies that have been taken away (small enough). There's a market for it, willing suppliers can bring them. Simple.

If you go to a school or have a sibling that goes to school that has removed its "junk food" supply, take the free market approach. Even if it's not that profitable... pull a finger at the politicians.

So what does this result in? Eventually, punishment. So they're going to do what? Have bag searches? Encourage students to "dob them in"? This sounds like prohibition... the horrors of the evil "drug" sugar!


Blogger Lindsay said...

This reminds of a recent news report about students selling their services as passengers. I think somewhere in Auckland .A lane was newly dedicated to passenger-carrying cars only. Two students would sell themselves to driver-only cars at one end, alight at the other and jog back.
Enterprise. And we want to knock it out of people!

8:40 PM  

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