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Capitalism best system to provide for the consumer

Published: July 1, 2013

A Russian visiting America marveled at the efficiency of our government, telling the manufacturer, distributor and retailer exactly how much of each product should be on the shelf. He didn't realize that the market determines the volume of product offered. Many thought that Academy Sports would be doomed as Bass Pro entered the market, but Academy offers great value, products and service. It has flourished.

A Shotgun Sam's Pizza Parlor opened in Midwest City mere blocks from a locally owned Ken's Pizza. Little Ken's Pizza was still there years later when the venerable Shotgun Sam's closed. Capitalism may not be perfect, but there's never been a better system of providing for the consumer.

Thomas L. Furlong, Oklahoma City