Who Says Capitalism Can’t Solve the Big Problems?

The “free market” will solve all our problems. Such is the faith of the age.

And behold, so it is! As reported on starbucksgossip.com:

Splash sticks — plastic plugs for sip holes with tops in the shape of the Starbucks siren — should be at all Starbucks stores by the end of the week. The blogger at Visions and Revisions Blog writes:

‘All I have to say is WOW. Another excellent use of our natural resources. Instead of encouraging people to stop driving around with their goddam coffee, or (still more unthinkable) sitting in the cafe to drink it, we’re creating a whole new line of useless plastic toys that we’ll find littered in the street along with the already-too-prevalent cups, sleeves, and lids.’