Anyone who has spent any time with me in person, read any of my profiles, or reads my tweets knows that I am a coffee nut. I used to sign all my blog posts with "I follow with the iced coffee..." to inform my rabid throng of readers that I was being carried through life by God's hand with that blessed beverage in my hand, before I decided that VOM deserved the slot more.
I love my coffee, dark and iced preferablly perhaps with a shot of some decent flavor like mint. I therefore take a great interest in the coffee houses around the nation, and I found this to be an apt deminstration of why competition in particular, and capitalism in general, is so helpful for us. For those who desire a socialist bent, tell me when was the last time you had a really GOOD cup of coffee at a government agency? ... That's what I thought.