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what's wrong with McDs making a profit?

Posted by: Ludwig von Mises ( USA ) on April 26, 1999 at 11:26:54:

In Reply to: Oh, that's alright then posted by Shelly on February 28, 1999 at 15:12:09:

: : I can't understand what would make people become so involved that they have a debate about a fast food chain. I came accross your page in search of some info about the company, and I feel i have to tell you that Mc Donalds uses recycled paper so you can'y complain about that, and they also have events for charity for those kids who are worse off than we are. So you can't call it a bad company

: Oh, that's alright then.
: I was worried there for a moment that worker exploitation,

The workers can leave.

: animal cruelty

They don't directly hurt animals, thier providers do.

: and making enormous profit from selling crap food might be a problem.

What is "crap food" is for the public to decide. Obviously, the public likes this "crap food", so what's wrong with McDs making a profit?

: But as long as they give a token amount to charity, they can do whatever they like.

A token amount?!?!? Charity is one of thier main things, it's not a "token amount".

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