Wednesday, May 6, 2009

And the Hyper-Inflation Isn't Even Here Yet

When hyper-inflation hits, price controls are very likely to follow. Price controls cause shortages and hungry crowds. Oprah has helped create a lab experiment as to how the hungry crowds will act in modern day America. From Gothamist:

Yesterday Oprah Winfrey thought she'd be nice and arrange for free KFC grilled chicken for everybody. Big mistake. The demand for free fowl has been...overwhelming...And now this harrowing report from the scene of a KFC on 42nd Street between Madison and Park has landed in our inbox:

I went over to our nearest KFC a few minutes ago...and chaos ensued. Despite the very visible grilled chicken behind the register, the manager told everyone with coupons to leave and that the promotion was over for the day. The people there are currently holding a sit-in and refusing to leave until they get their free chicken...or the cops are called. Racial epithets were being spewed, people who actually wanted to pay for chicken were facing a potential beatdown, and the manager ran from the screaming horde. Oprah, what have ye wrought?

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