The latest word on the streets is that “Big Business” had it’s best week ever.
American businesses earned profits at an annual rate of $1.659 trillion in the third quarter, according to a Commerce Department report released Tuesday. That is the highest figure recorded since the government began keeping track over 60 years ago, at least in nominal or noninflation-adjusted terms.
And the Left is pissed. Very pissed.
But whaddaya know. Right in the middle of the “Record Profit” strom we see these greedy corporate pigs
raising prices giving their products away:
Panera Bread Co. is following up on an interesting social experiment by opening its second shop where customers don’t have to pay the suggested prices for sandwiches and other food — rather, they’re allowed to pay what they can.
Imagine. When left to their own devices, corporations find that it may be in their best interest to be good neighbors:
In a statement, Panera Bread co-founder Ron Shaich says “the vision for the Panera Cares Cafe was to use Panera’s unique restaurant skills to address real societal needs and make a direct impact in communities” by making its food available to those who otherwise might not be able to afford it. And, of course, those who can afford to pay more can give a little extra to help out those in need.
Ugly corporate bastard!