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Morons in the Marketplace 0

At the Tampa Bay Times, Stephanie Hayes comments on the lazy, inconsiderate, self-centered jerks who leave shopping carts scattered willy-nilly about parking lots and sidewalks. Honest to Pete, no other place I’ve lived has been so plagued with shopping cart scofflaws, but it sounds as if Tampa Bay area has it bad tool.

She suggests that persons who fail to do such a simple task as return a shopping cart may also be likely to fail at larger duties to the polity. Here’s a bit from her piece:

That relative ease (of returning shopping carts–ed.) is at the core of the Shopping Cart Theory, a viral meme that posits: “The shopping cart is the ultimate litmus test for whether a person is capable of self-governing. To return the shopping cart is an easy, convenient task and one which we all recognize as the correct, appropriate thing to do.”


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