We all know that the global microchip shortage is ongoing and still ruining the American auto industry . . . But there is a threat more dire and insidious looming on the horizon of this cowtown.
To wit . . .
YET ANOTHER DEVASTATING SNACK CHIP SHORTAGE THREATENS KANSAS CITY!!!
Let's not forget that this Summer a strike at a nearby Frito-Lay plant took all of the quality chips from metro convenience store shelves . . .
Loyal readers may not remember but TKC tragically reflects on openly weeping outside of a local QT as I searched for Cheetos in vain.
Now . . .
The ongoing impact of COVID, a less than stellar potato crop and ongoing problems in the supply chain threaten to make snack chips scarce during the holiday season.
“The most elementary rule of economics is the affiliation between supply, demand, and prices. If there’s suddenly less of one item that a lot of people covet, it naturally gets more expensive to the consumer. At the same time, ingrained shortages in the marketplace encourages suppliers to increase prices in order to win a larger share of buyers in the market. This year’s shortage of chips has turned all that into a full blown economic tsunami.”
Translation . . .
The heart clogging snack item that powers most of this blog's productivity will become an increasingly expensive commodity.
Accordingly . . .
We believe this might be one of the most distressing threats confronting our republic.
Debates over liberty, science, pandemics and politics are one thing . . . They usually get boring when it's clear that people aren't going to start slap-fighting and it becomes unlikely that a nipple will pop out.
However . . .
A price spike on snack chips imposed on Americans will most CERTAINLY bring about a near-revolutionary level of
whining outcry & revolt.
Developing . . .