LA school kids hate their new, nanny-state approved, healthy lunches so much, that a black market in candy and junk food had developed.
The district has received awards for improving lunches from the U.S.D.A and from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, but the students literally aren’t having it.Participation in the lunch program is down, lots of food is being thrown away, kids are coming to class hungry and L.A. Unified’s food services director, Dennis Barrett, acknowledged the rollout of the new menu was a “disaster,”according to the Los Angeles Times.
Adults have been selling “black market” candy, chips and instant noodles to hungry students, who have been ditching lunch and suffering from headaches, stomach pains and even anemia, the Times reports.
The whole story reminded me of the USSR. Because whenever there’s a demand, no matter what the government does, people will find a way around the rules and money will be made. Unfortunately, the result of this in the USSR was widespread corruption and wealth concentrated in the hands of the criminals and the government bureaucrats… who were often the same people.