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McDonalds value meals a rip off: Should there be price controls on McDonalds?

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  • An Anti-Freedom Precedent.

    For the government to be able to intervene with pricing on McDonald's would give the government an encouragement to do the same with smaller businesses in the more private sector. Just because this company is corporate [and has more $$$] doesn't mean that regulations are any more just on it as opposed to a family-owned business.

    The free market will punish McDonald's for 'rip-off' prices through a shift in consumerism. If customers feel that prices are too high, they will stop buying from McDonald's, which will give an advantage to its competitors. At which point, McDonald's would need to lower prices to compete. Once again, the unfettered enterprise of Capitalism wins.

    TL;DR - The solution is pure Capitalism, not regulation.

  • No, I don`t think so.

    McDonalds is a company that can decide to set its own prices. There should not be any price controls on McDonalds products. Setting price controls on food would just decrease the quality of products sold at McDonalds. It is fun for the people who figure it out to get a deal, knowing that the rest of the people are left to pay higher prices. It is a reward for people who are good at math.

  • They should just be more upfront about their prices.

    There's no need to introduce price controls on companies such as McDonalds. However, they should be more willing to be upfront about the prices of their individual food compared to their value meals as it is costing people money unnecessarily. Given that McDonalds is one of the most profitable companies in the world, they shouldn't be so greedy as to dupe their customers out of a few cents.

  • No, there should not be price controls on McDonalds.

    McDonalds is a company that can decide to set its own prices. There should not be any price controls on McDonalds products. Setting price controls on food would just decrease the quality of products sold at McDonalds. Also, price controls would lead to shortages if consumer demand for its products were to increase above a profitable level for the company.

  • There are good deals.

    If McDonalds wants to charge a lower price of a la carte purchases, that should be their choice. It is fun for the people who figure it out to get a deal, knowing that the rest of the people are left to pay higher prices. It is a reward for people who are good at math.


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