"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
They are businesses, NOT charities.
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I have no problem with businesses and competition. Has made US great.
Do have a problem with monopolies. Would love it if I had another
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.
Your word "period" is in seeming contradiction to your use of
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
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
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
Running your own business is a little different than just talking about it.
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.
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.
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.
Its actually called desperately attempting to bullshit your way out of your
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
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