CVS tried to roll this out throughout New England. They're rolling it out most places, but not the city of Boston.
Gosh, why not? You'd think that this would be ideal for the city, especially the poor neighborhoods.
Well it seems that hizzoner Mayor Menino doesn't like the idea, so Boston blocked CVS.
OK, so the leftie mayor of Boston is an idiot. So what's new? Well, it seems that the usual leftie suspects are complaining that CVS isn't opening MinuteClinic stores in the city, and that this is discriminating in favor of the suburbs. Matter of fact, they don't like how CVS runs its stores:
Russ Davis, executive director of Jobs with Justice, believes the report's findings. He said monitoring inventory in high-crime neighborhoods more tightly and operating more stores in neighborhoods where people spend more may make "sense from a business point of view, but it doesn't make sense from a moral point of view."
Actually, it does, from a moral perspective. My biggest beef with the left is that they think that a market economy is immoral, when in fact the converse is true. Somehow it's more moral to have an unaccountable bureaucrat making decisions that effect your life and health?
At least with a store, you can boycot or sue them. Can't do that with the bureaucrats. So why does the government get a pass?