Pop Goes The Free Market: Israel MP Wants A Law Controlling Popcorn Prices At Movie Theaters


From Breitbart  (Pics added by B.S. Report)

...And that will be $36.50 for the popcorn please!

(AFP) – An Israeli lawmaker is hoping to butter up voters and pass a law that would limit outrageous popcorn prices at the movies.

Carmel Shama, from the governing Likud party, plans to bring the “popcorn law” for a vote when parliament returns from its Passover break next week, the mass-selling Yediot Aharonot newspaper reported Wednesday.

“We have to put an end to this. The public should not have to mortgage their houses for a soft drink and a snack,” Shama told the paper.

A large box of popcorn usually sells for about five dollars (four euros) at theatre concession stands, more than double what it costs at a supermarket and 10 times more than it would cost to make at home.  (Read more.)

I don't want price controls but maybe they could reduce the size a little bit...

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