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HDS Shouldn't Generate Profit

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Your article, "Prices Rise at HDS Eateries" fails to note a critical point. Harvard Dining Services (HDS) is not a private institution. It is a monopoly at Harvard, created to serve the Harvard community. The fact that HDS operates for profit is fundamentally wrong, especially as a monopoly.

Shouldn't the larger entity absorb the losses to guarantee quality food at quality prices? It is no surprise that Loker is losing money. They take away the few food options that existed last year and leave us with microwaved pizza and burritos already available at a more convenient Store24. As good as it is, the Greenhouse may suffer a similar fate, if the price-raising continues, despite the edible food it offers. --Adon S. Hwang '98

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