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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Regarding The Associated Press news story “Rising prices make breakfast hard to swallow” : All of a sudden, food prices are set to rise due to “global supply problems,” drought and disease. Sure looks like a cover story for the food speculators on the commodities market to fleece the food-consuming public.

These scoundrels are motivated by greed and are worse than welfare cheats or bank robbers. The difference is that they have the law on their side, which permits them to engage in legalized thievery. Of course, they rationalize their activities by saying they are indispensable (whatever that means) to the functioning of the market, as if the commodities would not be sold to people who intend to use them — as if, for instance, people would decide not to eat food.

Sam Barich

South Park

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