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snipped-for-privacy@y.Invalid says...

"Now"? What, do you think the primary purpose was something else in the past?
Do you think that the primary purpose of your local supermarket is to provide you with food? Or to generate revenue for its owners?
They are businesses, NOT charities.
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On Feb 27, 1:10 am, snipped-for-privacy@THE-DOMAIN-IN.SIG <Usenet2...@THE- DOMAIN-IN.SIG> wrote:

Do have a problem with monopolies. Would love it if I had another choice. Also have a problem with my State Rep. who pushed through deregulation here at bequest of power company, retired at end of year, and is now a lobbyest (sic) for them.
Frank
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You don't own a business do you? Maximizing profit is THE purpose of owning/running any business. Well, unless you are running a non-profit.
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Its never that black and white, you clearly need to ensure that that profit isnt just a short term one too.

It aint that black and white either, plenty of small businesses are essentially buying themselves a job.
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wrote:

Your word "period" is in seeming contradiction to your use of "primary".

On the other hand, while Pete, the author above, was careful to insert "primary", you don't use the word, but you retain the word "maximizing".
Either you don't know well many of the people you know who run businesses, or you run with a sad circle of acquaintances. Making a fair, a reasonable profit is the primary goal of the business owners I know. But at the same time, most consider other things, and most do some work or dispense some goods for free or at a reduced price.
There is somewhat of a legal question about how to do this when it is not a privately-held business corporation. One has to be prepared to explain to stockholders why one gave a financial break to someone and not someone else. But that doesn't stop all corporation CEOs, and they don't always do it for publicity, like the company last year that spent I'm guessing 10,000 dollars on some charitable purpose and then bragged about it in hundreds of TV commercials, costling far more money than they had given. Some do it quietly and without the goal of attracting more buisness.
One famous case was the owner of a textile mill in New England, the one who invented Goretex (sp?) who paid salaries for his whole company work force for the year or so they were shut down after a fire, because of the Biblical verse, "You shall not oppress the worker." (Sounds like Deuteronomy, not sure.)
So in many family and public corporations, the goal is NOT MAXimizing profits.
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"mm"> wrote

Is that how you run YOUR business? Or are you just spreading heresy? I have been successfuly running my own business since 1983 and maximizing the profit is the PRIMARY goal. All that other stuff you were rumoring about simply reinforces that PRIMARY goal. Running your own business is a little different than just talking about it. Onward.
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Irrelevant to whether it is for everyone.
Quite a few are essentially just buying themselves a job with the conditions they get to set for themselves and its much more about the best overall outcome time and profit wise than maximising profit.

Your problem.

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Pay attention. I wasn't talking about *everyone* and you shouldn't be either.

Buying themselves a job? You must have read that silliness in a socialist rag somewhere.

Nope, no problem at all. Its called, keeping your eye on the goal. How long have you been buying your job from your boss?

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Go and fuck yourself.

You have always been, and always will be, completely and utterly irrelevant.
What you might or might not have been talking about in spades.
What matters is what SOME businesses do as far as the original claim about the primary goal of businesses is.

Pathetic, really.

Not necessarily. Mainly just a lifestyle choice.

Bit hard since I've never actually been stupid enough to read one.
I do however know plenty who run their own business, in fact I know more of those than those who are wage slaves.
Many more in fact.

Fraid so.

Its actually called desperately attempting to bullshit your way out of your predicament.

I'm not a wage slave, stupid.

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Rod Speed wrote:

"wage slave" - one who has become incurably addicted to their desires for what money can buy?
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Nope, someone who depends on a wage for their income.
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Rod Speed wrote:

thank you for the explanation.
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Rod Speed wrote:

That eliminates you, welfare boy.
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"William Souden"> wrote

Welp, that explains his socialist attitude.
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Pity its just that silly little fuckwit's pure fantasy.
I have never ever received even a cent of welfare in my entire life.
And you wouldnt know what a socialist attitude was if it bit you on your lards arse.
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"Rod Speed"> wrote

Not all socialists accept stolen money.

Your first sentence above indicates you haven't the first clue.
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You wouldnt know what a socialist was if one bit you on your lard arse.

Never ever could bullshit its way out of a wet paper bag.
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<yawn>
Move along child, your shit is weak. LOL
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Thanks for running up that white flag, fuckwit.
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Rod Speed wrote:

The only time you were not on welfare was that fast food job you were fired from three hours after starting
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