An Albuquerque cafe is relying on “karma” to keep it afloat by adopting a unique “pay as you feel” policy, which sounds crazy, because if the city is anything like Winnipeg people will find a reason not to pay at all. It’s true, we’re a cheap city.
The owner of the restaurant says, “Most people are fair and honest and want to contribute, even if people are say homeless or struggling, they still want to contribute or pay what they can.”
OK, seems reasonable. The thing that doesn’t seem so reasonable is he also says making money off the restaurant is secondary to his main purpose: Giving people a safe place where they can come and have something to eat.
That’s great and nice and all…but that can’t be good for business, right? I guess you can’t be that concerned with making money when you’re working on this sort of system…