You might be a ‘progressive’ if …

… you interrupt your handwringing over the neologism “food deserts” just long enough to become incensed when an entrepreneur creates a food oasis.

… if, in other words, both of these make sense to you:

  • If poor people are not within a reasonable distance from an affordable grocery store, it is because capitalism is heartless and doesn’t care to serve poor, underprivileged people, and we call it a “food desert.”
  • If poor people are within a reasonable distance from an affordable grocery store, or if an affordable grocery store is proposed within a reasonable distance, it is because capitalism is heartless and seeks to use their poverty and limited mobility against them, and we call it “exploitation.”

Jon Sanders / Director of Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...

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