Did Starbucks just raise prices or lower prices? Both. From each according to his ability, and to each according to his need. Starbucks is fomenting socialism through macchiato pricing.

They're raising prices on macchiatos and frappucinos and the other fancy drinks of the sort that mediocre comedians like to mock in exaggerated tones, adding, "What does that even mean?"

Conversely, the "Just a regular coffee" drinks of the sort that mediocre comedians pine for as a counterpoint to the fancy newfangled drinks will see their prices go down.

So the yuppies willing to pay more for fancy coffee are now subsidizing the poors, who will get their basic swill cheaper. Starbucks and Barack Obama should probably meet in some sort of socialism summit?
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