Calvin and Hobbes teach us a lesson on supply and demand. This is a good illustration of the abhorrent behavior of business owners, especially the fat cats on Wall Street.
They have various justifications for charging high prices for their goods and services and extracting hefty compensation packages. If you criticize them, you are labelled as anti-business, and other derogatory comments.
That is the way things work in the American model of capitalism works. The suckers are always the tireless taxpayers.