The high price of gas and groceries caused by retail gouging and corporate grift:
In a so called ‘free market’ economy the ‘profit motive’ is the engine that drives behavior and performance.
Profiting from legitimate business activities and enterprises is as American as apple pie and the flag.
There are some who see making a profit as an element or component of good citizenship and patriotism.
However, there are those who have a different take on the profit motive:
Profiteering is not patriotism. It is not good citizenship.
Aside from being unethical and immoral, knowingly and intentionally making record profits by causing hardship and suffering to befall those who are less well off and without resources, relief, or recourse, profiteering is just about as un-American as it gets.