from Paul Krugman. His musings on bad English food.
So what does all this have to do with economics? Well, the whole
point of a market system is supposed to be that it serves consumers,
providing us with what we want and thereby maximizing our collective
basic a matter as eating, a free-market economy can get trapped for
an extended period in a bad equilibrium in which good things are not
demanded because they have never been supplied, and are not supplied
because not enough people demand them.