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
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Damn Oranges

Source: Malcolm X In the Middle

I fie
So why ht?
Alli damn expressive?
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Submitted: 11/07/2013
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User avatar #2 - brucekillah (11/08/2013) [+] (13 replies)
Cuz its coming from ******* Canada instead of Florida
#3 to #2 - autoxx ONLINE (11/08/2013) [-]
Uh... I have a foot of snow blocking my front door.

You're a special kind of stupid aren't you?
#18 - doctorprofessornv (11/08/2013) [+] (25 replies)
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 #26 - kommandantvideo (11/08/2013) [+] (7 replies)
is that Byran Cranston
#36 to #26 - shishiko **User deleted account** (11/08/2013) [-]
I kinda see the resemblance... Doubt it, though.
#27 - bdowns (11/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
#1 - futeko (11/08/2013) [-]
He must be used to apples.
#40 - budddwyer (11/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
"Malcolm X in the middle"
"Malcolm X in the middle"
User avatar #67 - sadisticsalmon (11/08/2013) [-]
I can't be the only one who expected a breaking bad reference at the bottom.
#50 - reinbowxdash (11/08/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Orange.
#64 - urbancohort (11/08/2013) [+] (3 replies)
mfw my country is 1st in exporting orange juice. 1 Brazil 1,215,000.00 -
2 -United States 105,000.00
#11 - angelusprimus (11/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Well, first you have to grow oranges, which takes fertilizer and pesticides. then you have to pay mexicans to pick them. Which can cost upwards of 10 dollars per mexican per month.
Then those oranges get shipped. Gas price.
Then they are pulped and made into high quality organic jam. (which you will never eat because its too expensive)
then the peel is pressed and squeezed and chemically processed. Untill you get very weird chemical compound that has a strong orange-like taste. then you dilute that weird chemical with water. All that chemical work costs money.
Then its shipped again, more gas money.
Then its sold in the stores at about 400% markup. plus tax.
And that is why we pay so much for orange juice.
#74 - anonymous (11/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
for those who don't get it, saying orange juice isn't cery expensive, this man has a crappy job and 4 kids at home. the dollar menue at mcdonalds is out of his price range
#68 - iamalexrawr (11/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#17 - FatherPedobear (11/08/2013) [-]
I never get those frozen in a can orange juice things anymore. Hmm.
User avatar #10 - backupclover (11/08/2013) [-]
2 and half minutes later, I'm still on this page laughing.
User avatar #56 - badsamaritan ONLINE (11/08/2013) [-]
It takes a lot more than 2 or the oranges to get anywhere near even a full cup of juice
User avatar #15 - AvatarAirBender (11/08/2013) [-]
The real reason is they have to pay someone to pick the oranges. They havent made a good enough machine that can softly pick the oranges out of the tree for cheap.
User avatar #13 - igfanforlife (11/08/2013) [-]
So that's why he began cooking meth...
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