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Why the agriculture industry hates Chipotle (And why the market loves Chipotle)
The market loves Chipotle. The chain has grown by leaps and bounds in the midst of the deepest recession in 70 years. Why? Because they make an awesome product.
The food is simple and inexpensive. It is prepared in front of you quickly. And the quality of the ingredients is consistently good. For many people, that Chipotle uses hormone free food is also a big plus. It is increasingly an important factor for me.
That Chipotle offers a relatively healthy, fast, and inexpensive alternative to other fast food outlets should be commended. As mentioned diners are frequenting Chipotle more and more.
But Big Agriculture has a hormone infused bone to pick. They don’t like this video made by the restaurant chain.
What if people started demanding higher quality food with fewer hormones and less exposure to GMO grasses and corn? Why that might squeeze profit margins.
Perhaps, but Chipotle is making plenty in profits and likely will see them grow as long as the chain responds to an increasingly informed food consumer. It appears to me that Big Ag could learn a lot from Chipotle.
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About Nick Sorrentino
Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant with clients across the political spectrum, he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.
Chris in Maryville has started a movement to put furry friends in the Blount County Commission and has asked for my help in recruiting candidates. I am happy to oblige as I know the moral integrity of my first recruit to be far superior to that of 20 of the County Commissioners.
Blount County (BC) Public Record is delighted to announce the candidacy of Nick the Corgle for Commission. Nick is believed to be a Corgi-Beagle mix, but that is not certain. Like Presidents Obama and Clinton, he’s not sure who his daddy is, but unlike both he has survived living on the street, homeless and not knowing where his next meal would come from, while never asking for a government hand-out.
He was found on the side of the road on Christmas day in 2005 and has been making the world a better place ever since. While he enjoyed turkey on that rescue day, he could easily be a vegetarian as he makes sure to eat his fruits, veggies, beans, nuts and seeds. He loves chasing rabbits, but never kills them, preferring the vegetarian life and tasty kibble. The thrill of the chase is enough for him.
Nick has persevered after being shot multiple times. He lives with about 50 bb’s inside of him. When the Blount Count Sheriff’s Department was alerted to Nick having been shot they did nothing except file a police report. Nick hasn’t let that deter him. He still keeps a sunny disposition and loves life despite what stupid humans do. You don’t have to worry about him being a Sheriff’s minion. The Sheriff never brought Nick’s shooter to justice.
Despite having been shot and not desiring to actually kill other animals, Nick fully supports your gun rights. He harbors no resentment against humans for simply owning guns.
After hearing about Mayor Stubbs the Cat being attacked, he believes it’s time cats and dogs to stop the partisan bickering and work together. Nick can reach across the isle and work with cats to make the world a better place. He believes it would be wise for the recently announced cats to join paws with the dogs to bring reform to Blount County. After all, cats and dogs have far more to offer than the machine trained chimps on the Commission who push yes buttons when they’re told. Former Mayor Cunningham was right when he said there were monkeys on the Commission. He just was referring to the wrong Commissioners.
Tennessee has strict campaign laws making it difficult for 3rd party candidates to have their parties listed on the ballot beside their names. Nick is a member of the Canine party but he is ok with appearing on the ballot as an Independent because his principles come before any party. While people are saying the country has gone to the dogs, he would remind everyone that such a statement is not fair because donkeys, elephants and chimps have been in control. He quips, Dogs have been far more loyal to people than donkeys, elephants and chimps.
Vote Nick the Corgle to replace Tom Greene the trained chimp. Nick can beg really well so he has a good chance at beating chimp Greene when people see how cute he looks begging for a bone. He reminds everyone that his begging is supported by free will charity, not taxpayer funded welfare. At Nicks campaign kick off there will be free licks for everyone.
When Mitt Romney Came To Town — Full, complete version
Mitt Romney. Was he a job creator or a corporate raider?
That’s the question this film answers.
And it’s not pretty.
Mitt Romney was not a capitalist during his reign at Bain. He was a predatory corporate raider. His firm didn’t seek to create value. Instead, like a scavenger, Romney looked for businesses he could pick apart. Indeed, he represented the worst possible kind of predator, operating within the law but well outside the bounds of what most real capitalists consider ethical.
He is exhibit number one the left wants to use in the coming election to give capitalism a bad name.
He and his friends at Bain were bad guys. Any real capitalists should disavow Romney’s ‘creative destruction’ model that made him wealthy at the expense of thousands of American jobs.
Mitt Romney and his cronies pioneered ‘deindustrialization,’ a process by which they searched out vulnerable companies, took them over, loaded them with debt, and collected obscene fees while doing so. He sent jobs overseas or killed them altogether, and then picked apart the remains – including pension funds – before the companies went bankrupt.
Some might call that the free market. Most of us think its just plain wrong.
If you wonder why America has lost so many manufacturing jobs overseas, look no further than Mitt Romney — the King of Bain.
Think you know Mitt?
Personally, I have heard and seen enough. We all know, or should know Romney is Wall Street, never a doubt about it. Then you have the choice of Gingrich, the only Speaker of the House to be found guilty of ethics violations and fined $300k. Also Gingrich is pushing for the removal of Clinton for having an affair while he is conducting the same actions. Let us not forget his strong support for FRD. Big dollar lobbyist earning millions advising those who carried out actions were a major contributor to the housing collapse. More on Gingrich here and here. Let’s not forget Santorum, listed as 3rd most corrupt while in office in 2006 and his record of betrayal. Santorum currently is promoting his plans to bomb Iran.
All supporting pro Wall Street, pro war, pro status quo. Thankfully, this is not all we have to choose from. I will choose the only person the supports freedom, personal liberty and the Constitution. It is not even a choice, it is simply common sense.
Now more than every we need the Champion of the Constitution!
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