Starbucks As the Enemy

Isn’t it interesting how people are gloating over the problems Starbucks is having?  And not just conservatives:

Since the Seattle-based coffee-serving corporation announced that it was closing 600 stores in the US and 61 in Australia – commentators have been quaffing some no doubt ethically sourced champagne to celebrate. At last, the corporation – which, as one British journalist wrote yesterday, has ‘earned VIP status at the top table of brands that anti-globalisation activists love to hate’ – is closing outlets rather than opening new ones.

How does it feel to have people gloat over your troubles?  Now you get to join the crowd with Wal-Mart and Exxon and Haliburton – just another evil profit-making enterprise.  Sometimes payback is a bitch.

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