“Nie podnosimy cen bez powodu” says the startling sticker on the door of a kiosk near my house. It means, translating freely, “we won’t raise prices for no reason.” The campaign bears the imprimatur of those noted advocates of centrally planned economies Gazeta Wyborcza and the Polish National Bank. In a free market am I not free to gouge as much as people will pay? And what on earth do they mean by “for no reason”? Is the desire to earn more money a legitimate reason to raise prices?
In case the irony above is missed, GW is a tireless defender of the “free” market. It just seems they don’t understand it very well.