The Philadelphia Inquirer just announced that it was raising its newsstand price from $1.50 to $2.00. This is a disgrace, newspapers are vital to a strong and good community they play an irreplaceable role in educating and persuading for the good the citizenry of a community. Just last year in May of 2016 the Philadelphia Inquirer raised its price from $1.00 to $1.50 that was a poor stewardship decision it should have been raised to only a $1.25 which would have been in keeping with the inflation rate since it was previously raised. But this raise to $2.00 is completely indefensible from a good management standpoint. The reality of what the management is doing is they are trying to bring about the ending of the print edition of the newspaper and that would be a tragedy and a significant harming of the community for the reader can more quickly and broadly garnish and better comprehend information from a print edition compared to an internet edition of a newspaper. Today a subscription to a print edition cost about $1.00 per day for the daily paper so when newsstand circulation dramatically drops off like it should because of the new very high price the Inquirer management will be forced to turn to the subscriber reader and significantly raise their price which will kill off the circulation business which will force the management's hand in so far as cutting costs which don't pay for themselves so that they will end the print edition. The publisher, Terrence Egger, and Chairman, Josh Kopelman, are not quality managers by any stretch of the imagination they are steering the Inquirer to its demise. The person, Gerry Lenfest, that saved the Inquirer from just being a tool for a major power broker in the region is a wonderful person with a great heart but he made a colossal mistake in donating the newspaper to the Institute for Journalism in New Media, a non-profit, which are basically lead by a bunch of elites that want to bring about the end of print newspapers. Gerry Lenfest, still has the stature and the influence to save the newspapers for the community by using his influence to force the sale of the papers to a big newspaper company that won't get involved in the editorial aspect of the newspaper but will just run it like a business that is concerned about its long-term well being of the papers. There still is time to save the print editions of the Inquirer and the Daily News but the door is closing fast, is there any leaders in our community that really care about this very important issue!