Marxism gets brutal lesson in Capitalism

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Marxist Vegan Restaurant Closes After Customers No Longer Willing to Wait 40 Minutes for a Sandwich

A “Marxist” “collectivist” “worker-run” restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, closed its doors this week after customers complained that they could no longer tolerate the bizarre hours, high prices and long lines.

The Garden Diner and Cafe—previously known as the Bartertown Diner—featured a vegan, vegetarian and raw food menu that had met with significant national acclaim. But the restaurant’s business model, which did not allow for bosses or managers, promised a “living wage” to all employees and a strong union, did not allow the restaurant to make enough profit to stay in business.

Marxist Vegan Restaurant Closes After Customers No Longer Willing to Wait 40 Minutes for a Sandwich |Heat Street
 
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People frequently noted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that they waited more than 40 minutes for a sandwich—and that’s when the diner was even open. Because the employees set the shop’s hours by group decision, the restaurant opened and closed at random times, leaving potential sandwich buyers totally confused.
So, in a no-win situation, and discovering first hand the troubles that have plagued Communism for more than a century, the restaurant was forced to close its doors. As one community member put it, they discovered that “you can’t make payroll and your bills with Facebook and Tumblr ‘likes.'”

The owner, for his part, is admitting his mistake. When asked what his next venture would be, he told MLive.com that he was “taking a vacation.”

How bourgeois.
See this is why you learn about management hierarchy in Management 101. A business is not a commune folks, it exists solely to make a profit.
 
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See this is why you learn about management hierarchy in Management 101. A business is not a commune folks, it exists solely to make a profit.
I don't know anyone who would argue that any restaurant should be run this way. It shouldn't be. Clearly it won't work. It's what the free market was meant for.

Now, when will we get right wingers to admit that the free market doesn't work for healthcare? It goes both ways, folks.
 
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Marxist Vegan Restaurant Closes After Customers No Longer Willing to Wait 40 Minutes for a Sandwich

A “Marxist” “collectivist” “worker-run” restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, closed its doors this week after customers complained that they could no longer tolerate the bizarre hours, high prices and long lines.

The Garden Diner and Cafe—previously known as the Bartertown Diner—featured a vegan, vegetarian and raw food menu that had met with significant national acclaim. But the restaurant’s business model, which did not allow for bosses or managers, promised a “living wage” to all employees and a strong union, did not allow the restaurant to make enough profit to stay in business.

Marxist Vegan Restaurant Closes After Customers No Longer Willing to Wait 40 Minutes for a Sandwich |Heat Street
A Marxist business.

I am afraid you've been had.
 
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Marxist Vegan Restaurant Closes After Customers No Longer Willing to Wait 40 Minutes for a Sandwich

A “Marxist” “collectivist” “worker-run” restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, closed its doors this week after customers complained that they could no longer tolerate the bizarre hours, high prices and long lines.

The Garden Diner and Cafe—previously known as the Bartertown Diner—featured a vegan, vegetarian and raw food menu that had met with significant national acclaim. But the restaurant’s business model, which did not allow for bosses or managers, promised a “living wage” to all employees and a strong union, did not allow the restaurant to make enough profit to stay in business.

Marxist Vegan Restaurant Closes After Customers No Longer Willing to Wait 40 Minutes for a Sandwich |Heat Street
There is no room for government run enterprise accept these 5. All others are bond to fail or work only for the richest of the rich.

1. The Military
2. The Judicial and prison system
3. Health care
4. Fire and Police Services/Emergency response teams (natural or man made disasters).
5. Education

**none of those things should ever make a profit as there goal should be to break even only if possible or accept the will be money losers by their very nature.

If you can't fit a government agency under one of these categories, they shouldn't exist. How easy is that to reduce government waste?
 
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I don't know anyone who would argue that any restaurant should be run this way. It shouldn't be. Clearly it won't work. It's what the free market was meant for.

Now, when will we get right wingers to admit that the free market doesn't work for healthcare? It goes both ways, folks.
Why doesn't the free market work with HC?
 
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I don't know anyone who would argue that any restaurant should be run this way. It shouldn't be. Clearly it won't work. It's what the free market was meant for.

Now, when will we get right wingers to admit that the free market doesn't work for healthcare? It goes both ways, folks.
When was the free market last applied to American healthcare?

In reality, per-capita state-sponsored health expenditures in the United States are the fourth-highest in the world, only below Norway, Holland, and Luxembourg. And this is before our new health law kicks in:
If anything, the U.S. figures understate government health spending, because they exclude the $300 billion a year we “spend” through the tax code by making the purchase of employer-sponsored health insurance tax-exempt.
The thing to remember in America is that we have single-payer health care for the elderly and for the poor: the two costliest groups. In addition, the relatively healthy middle class has heavily-subsidized private health insurance, in which few individuals have the freedom to choose the insurance plan they receive. Neither of these facts commend the American health-care system to devotees of the free market.
Forbes Welcome

I suggest you read this article. It's very interesting.
 

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