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Joe Biden’s Inane War on Packaging

Posted on AllSides February 27th, 2024
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Joe Biden, Shrinkflation
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This has to rank as one of the most economically illiterate and juvenile presidential crusades in recent history.

Joe Biden has met the enemy, and it is smaller packaging for foodstuffs.

The White House is targeting the practice known as “shrinkflation,” or companies keeping the nominal price of a product the same while decreasing the amount. This, naturally, is just another way of charging more. If the price is the same, but you’re getting only 14 ounces of Wheat Thins instead of 16, you are paying more for your whole-wheat crackers....

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