Tag: Shortages

Will They Back Down?

 

Remember the good ol’ days when people would shake their heads at alarmists and conspiracy theorists and remind them that it’s all happened before? That we’ve always survived the chaotic situations? That the foundations of the country are sturdy enough to overcome the worst?

I remember those comments made by people who are bright, knowledgeable, and practical people, and I know they believed what they said. I wanted to believe them, too, and usually acquiesced to their wisdom. Now I’m not so sure, because it isn’t one single thing that is unraveling, but many situations, pretty much at the same time. What does that picture look like?–

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As I shopped at Costco, Sprouts, Safeway, and other stores this week, I’ve been noting what’s not on the shelves. We appear to be at the beginning of something not seen since 1929. I read an article from April on the Industry Week website, and this paragraph caught my eye: What Americans may not realize […]

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I can’t figure out this economy.  My company manufactures medical fridges, but we can’t produce several of our products at the normal rates because we can’t get parts.  Also frustrating is that several of the parts we use have doubled and tripled in price.  No exaggeration.  What is going on? The shortages and inflation are […]

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From the Government, and Here to Help

 

Secretary of Energy Prevention, Jennifer Granholm has, predictably, come out squarely against a free market in energy. “We expect that [gasoline] station owners are and should act responsibly. We will have no tolerance for price-gouging. Federal and state officials will be investigating those actions if we see price-gouging.”

Secretary Granholm has made it clear that the Biden administration enthusiastically endorses shortages, rather than free-market adjustments, which result in scarcer goods being rationed by higher prices. After all, gas station owners, who usually make between 1 and 3 cents per gallon on the gasoline that serves as an advertisement for Kool Filter Kings and Slim Jims, number among the millionaires and billionaires decried by the Democratic party’s most influential members.

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It was a small manuscript book. It began in a hand that was feminine and strange to him, and about half the recipes in the book were written in that hand; thereafter it had been written on by Ethel Trehearn, first in an unformed, almost childish hand, later maturing into the writing that he knew. […]

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