Essay on New York City Grit And Muck

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In the article, As Strollers Roll Through New York City Grit and Muck, an Industry Is Born, written on November 3, 2016, the problem of dirty baby strollers is brought to attention. A problem that is widespread, yet, not thought about commonly, baby strollers can become some of the dirtiest objects in a household. Because of this, multiple people saw the opportunity to make a flourishing business out of the dirty baby strollers: a baby stroller cleaning service. The idea of opening a business like this coincides perfectly with the idea of Adam Smith’s ideal market system. There was a demand for a service that people themselves wouldn’t want to do, and so people took this demand and made it so that they could provide a solution to this problem experienced by a large segment of the parent population.
The consumer’s interest is the driving force behind this baby stroller cleaning service. As Adam Smith said in the Wealth of Nations, “Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.” This is the wave that created this business to become popular. In the article, one of the businesses say that they charge more money for mold removal in a stroller. While to someone without children that may seem slightly unreasonable or overpriced, for a mother with a young toddler and a moldy stroller, it is completely worth the price. The sole reason that…

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