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Popcorn Economics: the analysis of a ripoff

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I don’t buy popcorn at the movies. Don’t get me wrong – I love that buttery junk, but the thrill just isn’t worth five bucks. Apparently, the iconic movie snack has reached a spot on BillShrink’s “12 biggest ripoffs in America” list.  Amusing.  But it begs the question: are things like movie popcorn and hotel mini-bar snacks really ripoffs? You hear it all the time: “I can’t believe you guys are charging that much for […]