The Office of Fair Trading in the UK is increasingly targeting supermarkets over price fixing. About time. And there is lots more that they should be investigating but are not.I suspect the latest round of investigations are nothing but a PR exercise to convince us they ARE doing something, but it is inevitable they can be nothing but lackeys to the system. As to that system, it is nothing short of a revolution.Supermarkets are Big Biz, and once they’ve successfully closed down all small businesses and crippled agriculture to the point that they totally control it, then our entire essential consumer habits are under their control.This means the whole population will be reliant on a fraction of 1% of the population who control the supermarkets. There’s a name for that. Totalitarianism.
(c) Anthony North, May 2008
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