Friday, April 4, 2008

IN BAD TASTE

Just a quick note on this whole rice thing, especially in light of actions the government is taking on the rice-hoarding practice. It's no surprise that the Justice department would try to stop this hoarding, pursuant to the Price Act of 1991.

Not to say that rice hoarding, done solely by the private sector, should have been made illegal in the first place. This is based on the wrong premise that people can or should be so dependent on a single commodity that their rights are interfered with when these are taken off the market or are sold at breakneck prices.