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FREE MARKET IN ACTION II  .  .  .  
NO INTERMEDIARIES OR REGULATORS NEEDED HERE.

pasttensevancouver:

Don’t Be a Sucker, 1947.
When the price of chocolate bars rose from 5 cents to 8 cents, kids across BC mobilized in protest, including a boycott. This one was in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, but similar actions took place in the Fraser Valley and New Westminster. 
Source: Vancouver Sun, 26 April 1947

FREE MARKET IN ACTION II  .  .  .  

NO INTERMEDIARIES OR REGULATORS NEEDED HERE.

pasttensevancouver:

Don’t Be a Sucker, 1947.

When the price of chocolate bars rose from 5 cents to 8 cents, kids across BC mobilized in protest, including a boycott. This one was in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, but similar actions took place in the Fraser Valley and New Westminster. 

Source: Vancouver Sun, 26 April 1947

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Filed under Vancouver history free market economics protest demonstration activism

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Economic Protest Spreading Like Wildfire

The flame has been lit and it will soon travel throughout the entire world. The people are fed up with corrupt, ignorant leaders. They are fed up with being 21st century serfs. The red pill is being passed among them while the establishment media continues to preach patience and promise gradual improvement. The people are sick of the lies, platitudes and misdirection. They are tired of being milked dry by government, high taxation and low wages. The lower and middle classes will not go down in flames without taking the culprits along with them.

By DANIELLA CHESLOW   09/ 3/11

TEL AVIV, Israel — More than 400,000 Israelis poured into streets in cities across the country Saturday night, Israeli media estimated, in a show of strength behind a social protest movement that has rocked the country for two months.

The demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and elsewhere against Israel’s high cost of living, its housing crisis and distorted distribution of wealth marked the high point – so far – of a summer-long grass-roots protest movement that has ballooned from a few tents in Tel Aviv to a nationwide phenomenon that has delivered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government its most serious domestic crisis.

The protest movement and its slogan of “the people demand social justice” have thrust Israel’s economic issues to the top of the country’s agenda and brought thousands into the streets each week.

"I’ve had enough of always working and never advancing. You have to work several jobs just to survive. All the burden is on the middle class," said Sharon Riwkes, a 30-year-old clinical psychology resident in Tel Aviv.

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Israelis Turn Out For Largest Economic Rally

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