I probably have led a sheltered life, but at what point did Vodka become a basic good?
Alcohol abuse is an ever growing danger to individual and societal health. Alcohol related hospital admissions have doubled over the since 1995. Alcoholic liver disease is soaring, especially in men. Societal problems are obvious...
So what does Sainsbury's do, it produces a cheap bottle of Vodka and labels it as a basic. Vodka is not a basic commodity. Potatoes, baked beans, milk, cheese, meat, onions, saucepans, are basic goods.
At 94p per 100mls (the same as Asda's version I think), this is clearly targeting people who want to just get drunk. Screw any moral responsibility, lets just make a profit.
How I loathe selfish capitalism.