The Free Market Hates Me

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Apr 06, 2006 12:47 PM

McDonald's has just discontinued my favorite salad-- the California Cobb.

And, the woman behind the counter said unto me, "but there remains a Bacon Ranch salad and a Caesar salad on the menu."

I chose the Bacon Ranch.

This is my salad; with it I am not well pleased. And, I don't think I can get a new salad on eBay.

But I still love you, free market.

UPDATE: Only from a blogger can you get this response, in an IM:

HIM: you know, an economist could argue that your McDonald's dilemma is an example of market failure

ME: really?

HIM: It's a stretch, but you could argue both ways.