Does anyone feel that predatory pricing is part and partial to capitalism?
Isn't one of the traits of the free market to promote competition and see who can attract the most customers?
I believe that while this tactic may prevent smaller businesses from competing on a grand scale, it doesn't necessarily put them out of business.
Stores and services large enough to support this tactic usually don't have the same clientele and customer service associated with smaller businesses.
In the case of the coffee shop going out of business, as mentioned in the article, there is a very big difference for many, between something like Starbucks and a small locally run coffee hangout that features local music, unique snacks and great service.