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This very earnest former Park Slope resident can't figure out why everyone's always ragging on the Food Co-op. "I think the basic tenet that members work free and in exchange pay cheaper prices confuses some people," he writes. "If you choose to labor without charge, it must mean that you are rich. But the truly privileged can go to Dean & DeLuca or Whole Foods to buy organic meats and vegetables without the hassle of stocking goat milk or filling bulk containers with brown basmati rice." [City Room]