Damn Oranges. Source: Malcolm X In the Middle. I fie So why ht? Alli damn expressive?. My econ professor just spent half of this Friday's lecture ranting about this. Allow me to explain: As it turns out, to legally grow citrus fruit in America, yo Damn Oranges Source: Malcolm X In the Middle I fie So why ht? Alli damn expressive? My econ professor just spent half of this Friday's lecture ranting about Allow me to explain: As it turns out legally grow citrus fruit in America yo
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
asd
User avatar #2 - brucekillah
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Cuz its coming from ******* Canada instead of Florida
#71 to #2 - icouldgetsome
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#23 to #2 - chromefile
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it's not even in a bag, dumbass
User avatar #25 to #2 - xdeathspawnx
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>Canada
>Oranges

lel.
#3 to #2 - autoxx
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Uh... I have a foot of snow blocking my front door.

You're a special kind of stupid aren't you?
User avatar #12 to #3 - daniboyi
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I would also want more pay, if I had to go through a foot of snow to get those oranges.
#51 to #3 - trolldeig
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you lucky bastard, I cant wait for the snow to settle here. it just melts after a couple of hours :/
User avatar #19 to #3 - ilovehue
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**** man, where do you live?
User avatar #4 to #3 - brucekillah
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lol im just regurgitating info that was told to me by my international relations teacher. Twas meant as a joke in the first place Mr Canuck
#5 to #4 - autoxx
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We don't take kindly to jokes 'round these parts...
User avatar #6 to #5 - brucekillah
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so a priest, a rabbi, and a ****** walk into a bar...

This in itself is a joke, punchlines are welcomed though
#7 to #6 - autoxx
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Are they okay? Someone should call occupational health and safety to get that bar removed.
User avatar #8 to #6 - symmiie
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And the ****** shot everybody.
User avatar #9 to #8 - brucekillah
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comedy gold
#18 - doctorprofessornv
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My econ professor just spent half of this Friday's lecture ranting about this. Allow me to explain:
As it turns out, to legally grow citrus fruit in America, you have to be part of the U.S citrus grower's cooperative. This is essentially a government imposed cartel/monopoly on citrus, with the intent of restricting output to raise prices, supposedly benefiting growers. However, since the law of supply kicks in, growers will naturally try to grow more so they can gain from the higher prices. But guess what, since the federally imposed cooperative cartel restricts output, growers aren't allowed to sell the extra output. This leads to a dead weight loss, and the end result is that several hundred thousand pounds of perfectly good oranges are buried in landfills each year. Thanks to lobbyists from various industries, many other industries are also plagued by this, leading to prices on basic commodities that are proportionately 30% higher than international prices. So that my friends is why orange juice is expensive. Despite anti-monopoly laws, monopolies do exist in America, but they are all government sponsored.
User avatar #21 to #18 - playerdous
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Which is why we benefit from illegal immigrants, cheaper labor so such forced gov monopoly's aren't needed, and even if the quota limits stayed you could pay the immigrants in oranges which a lot of farmers do the immigrants then sell it on the street.
#22 to #18 - trentypoo
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User avatar #31 to #18 - Katzie
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Here in NZ there are so many goddamned apples that half of the juice producers use a 90% apple base with orange flavouring
User avatar #34 to #18 - sphincterface
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A fruit monopoly. Dafuq?
User avatar #37 to #34 - Bobtheblob
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There have also been fruit wars.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_wars
#61 to #18 - covered
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Why?
User avatar #62 to #61 - doctorprofessornv
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#1 law of economics: people are greedy, greedy, greedy (the two extra 'greedy's' are important, trust me). People will naturally do whatever benefits them the most, even if it screws others over. A cartel monopoly is beneficial to it's members, assuming they can maintain it.
User avatar #63 to #62 - covered
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Is it only like this for citrus? Or all fruit product?
User avatar #65 to #63 - doctorprofessornv
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A lot of products actually. I don't know the specifics, but U.S produced sugar and the U.S postal service are two more examples of this.
User avatar #66 to #65 - covered
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Ah, m'kay. You educated me on FunnyJunk, it rarely happens, may many green thumbs be in your future. TALLY-HO!
#79 to #18 - heretics
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Solution: the proletarians must own the means of producing oranges. Only with collective farming can everyone equally enjoy the fruits of labour.
User avatar #81 to #18 - triggathepirate
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#33 to #18 - Sampsy
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Lobbyists are a big problem in the U.S. Changes to law which would correct problems like this would cause them a massive loss. The total benefit to consumers would be far greater, but the gain to each individual is very small. So the lobbyists lobby and voters won't kick up enough of a fuss to make a difference.
User avatar #38 to #18 - pokemonstheshiz
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but that's not a monopoly, that's just an imposed ceiling on supply. It prevents monopolies, though it restricts growth of the individual businesses.
In industries that are stable, monopolies can easily stay in power once established.
User avatar #43 to #38 - doctorprofessornv
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perhaps I should have rephrased my language. I am referring specifically to the cartel model of monopolies, meaning when a large number of producers in the same industry agree to restrict production to keep prices artificially high. In the normal free market system, this tactic is completely untenable, mainly because it is impossible to force all new producers entering the market to join the cartel, especially when they would benefit more from selling a greater quantity outside of the cartel, thus driving it out of business. This is where the government imposed cooperatives come in. The cartels generally lobby the government to form these cooperatives, under the guise of helping all those in the industry, when it's really just to keep the prices artificially high by forcing everyone to comply. This completely tramples on the rule of law, and basically says to producers that they can only sell as much as the government allows them to. So in short you end up with an unlawful confiscation of goods and destruction of competition, lots of wasted goods, and artificially high prices that harm the consumer more than they help the producers.
User avatar #44 to #43 - pokemonstheshiz
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that's called an oligopoly
User avatar #49 to #44 - doctorprofessornv
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The difference is that in an oligopoly, the producers are not explicitly colluding with each other. The prices and outputs are still the result of competition, but basically the few firms in the oligopoly are competing at such a level that it blocks smaller producers from entering. In the cartel model, the producers are explicitly cooperating, and the price is set artificially via restriction of output.
#39 to #18 - goodguygary
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#42 to #18 - superjewcer
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Now, I'm not sure whether or not I want to be a terrorist. A terrorist for the people, who strikes hopes in the hearts of the wronged.
#57 to #18 - falloutreaper
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#80 to #57 - triggathepirate
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It's a simple thing. But the feeling I get when I see my own gifs puts the taste of cake and orange juice to shame.
It's a simple thing. But the feeling I get when I see my own gifs puts the taste of cake and orange juice to shame.
#82 to #80 - falloutreaper
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#47 to #18 - anisbanana
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Welcome to United States.

Where healthy foods are banned and fast food has no minimum standard.
#20 to #18 - dirtysneakers
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It's not often that I learn on this site.
#35 to #18 - tugaii
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User avatar #26 - kommandantvideo
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is that Byran Cranston
#29 to #26 - deadfed
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Of ******* course it is.
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#30 to #26 - anon id: 18294303
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no
User avatar #32 to #26 - jeezloxxy
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I don't think so, no.
#36 to #26 - shishiko **User deleted account**
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I kinda see the resemblance... Doubt it, though.
#48 to #36 - anisbanana
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#27 - bdowns
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#1 - futeko
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He must be used to apples.
#40 - budddwyer
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"Malcolm X in the middle"
"Malcolm X in the middle"
User avatar #46 to #40 - yoshimeetsu
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Mad TV: Malcolm X in the Middle (Parody) Bad quality, but here you go.
#24 - dafogman
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User avatar #67 - sadisticsalmon
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I can't be the only one who expected a breaking bad reference at the bottom.
#50 - reinbowxdash
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Orange.
#52 to #50 - saltyfries
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Hey Jeremiah, I just realized what's going on right now
#53 to #52 - reinbowxdash
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What? What is it? I demand you tell me!
#54 to #53 - saltyfries
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Team Deathmatch don't u watch Code Ment?
#58 to #54 - reinbowxdash
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I do now. Come Villetta, to youtube.
#77 to #50 - darkangeloffire
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#78 to #50 - darkangeloffire
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Orange.
#64 - urbancohort
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mfw my country is 1st in exporting orange juice. 1 Brazil 1,215,000.00 -
2 -United States 105,000.00
#70 to #64 - youxbarstard
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Is it cheap?
User avatar #72 to #70 - urbancohort
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yes, 1$ a bottle(converting to US it would be 50 cents or something.)
#73 to #72 - youxbarstard
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Would be roughly 75 cents in NZ.
That's pretty damn cheap.
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