Once upon a time, office workers all had to drink the same coffee and those were dark days of communism and government oppression. Then along came companies like Keurig, offering the ability to brew cups of coffee one at a time in a variety of flavors and thus, the free market was born.
At least that seems to be the history lesson delivered by Glenn Beck last night on his television show as he recounted how office kitchens used to simply have one coffee pot from which everyone got their coffee, compared to today where most offices have machines that allow individuals to brew the drink of their personal choice.
Pointing to the array of options his company offers its employees, Beck said “you can have any of these or we could go back to the collectivist and you can have this really crappy instant coffee that just has a flavor that everybody kind of tolerates and kind of likes.”
“This is the free market,” Beck said, which apparently did not even exist until the invention of individual coffee options around the beginning of this century: