Shock: Oil Companies Pay Off Investors!

The Associated Press was shocked to discover that, gasp!, the oil companies actually pay back their investors.  A new AP story is headlined:  “AP IMPACT: Big Oil profits steered to investors.”

Who would have imagined!  The horrors of capitalism, again!  What is next?  Companies meeting unnecessary and wasteful consumer demand?  Destroying small businesses by competing against them with ruinously low prices?  Developing frivolous new products that promote consumerism?  Will the devastation wrought by free markets never stop?

What happened to the wonderful Soviet model when we really need it?