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Will business owners ever put people above greed?

Prices are so HIGH! To the rich people that own a business and you are setting the price if you think a $24,000 car is not a lot or $1500 for a TV or $200 for food every week or $60 for a tank of fuel or $1000 house or rent payment is cheap then you are rich! When will you lower prices like the total we have to pay YOU so all of us working class people can live a better life? PLEASE ANSWER WHY ARE YOU SO GREEDY?

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Costs of material, equipment, labor as well as supply and demand determine prices of goods sold. If people are willing to pay those high prices for luxury items, then the manufacturers are more than willing to sell at high prices. As for necessities such as food, rent, fuel, etc., if you look at the profit margins of the end sellers, it's very small. It's the manufacturers that are maintaining a high profit margin. How many greeting card, trinkets and small gifts do you think a gift shop must sell per month to pay $5000 in rent, $400 for electric and $4000 in payroll to stay afloat and still make a livable profit?

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That is what is so funny they do make a ton of money and tell everyone that they don't. You can see how well a company is doing by two ways looking at the owner if they are living a luxury life and if the company is expanding my point is trust me when I say they are not struggling pure greed!
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It's quite obvious to me that you've never owned a business and you don't know what it takes to succeed or survive in the business world.
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I do own a business and I guess I'm the only one who cares about others oops sorry.....
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I'm not a rich business owner, but you're basically asking a capitalism vs. communism question. At the moment, what you're asking is unfeasible. I'm assuming that you're in the U.S., so if not disregard this, but basically since the Cold War we have a hatred of communist or socialist ideals. Plus, while I don't remember who said it or the words exactly, a quote comes to mind that is basically, "No one in America is poor. They're all just rich dreamers down on their luck." We have a society based on greed and materialistic desires. Everyone is looking for their lucky break into richness. We always think it's just around the corner. Then, the few that do actually get there get into the mentality of the rich - they're better than everyone else, they can do what they want, and they deserve what they want. Even the more down to earth rich people, you don't see them lower their rates or give away all of their money. They want to be rewarded for their work. I don't blame them, really. We all want to be rich.

In short, no, within our society greed is more important than people. Some wealthy people are better than others, but as always the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Welcome to capitalism.

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Bravo! I'm not willing to just give in, though...I participate as mindfully as I can, and as little as possible, on any given day; I know "they" will never miss my dollar...but I'll know I didn't give it to them. Theirs is not the real American way, and I oppose the creeping hegemony of greed in any way I can. Keep the faith, how ever you relate to that. Or as the great Kinky Friedman says, "May the G/god of your choice bless you." (The alternative g/G is my idea.) Take care...!
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Great answer!
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I'm with you Alison. Occupy Wall Street United!
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Sorry I am not even close to talking about capitalism business owners who work hard for what they have should enjoy there hard work! I am talking about the big business that over charge for products or service and they don't even need to because so many people already buy there product or need there service that they don't need to worry about money ever so why be so greedy. There all dumb and to top that they way under pay there work force!!!!
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I suppose that's my point though - those big companied didn't just pop into existence. Sony started as a radio repair shop in downtown Tokyo some 80 years ago. These big businesses got to where they are because of hard work. Other than that it's playing the market with the cost of supplies and looking to make a profit. These companies need to offset production costs, labor costs, the cost of the land and resources they use, taxes, paying for company policies, and more I'm sure. This is where we get to capitalism. Our society isn't made up of nonprofits. Capitalism dictates that the people who make money have the ability to make a whole lot more. Hard work and a lot of luck later, you get the big businesses, influenced by the society they exist in, to stay on top and keep making money at all costs. Frequently, that cost means charging the consumers more and more. We then choose to pay these costs because we like luxury items, and since we prove we'll pay it, the companies charge more until we prove we won't pay it. What you're looking for - a company in a capitalistic society that doesn't operate on the premise of greed - is almost nonexistent. Even nonprofits try to get grants and the like to expand their operations. You'd have to change the fundamentals of our society and humanity's outlook to a global, or at least less self-oriented perspective to find a company that isn't trying to milk you for all you're worth.
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I own a company and as soon as I can get it going I will then be the only one to not over charge for my service but then again I will be hauling freight of the big company's that screw all of us so maybe I will over charge them more less as pay back.....if it was possible they really pick what they will pay and all we can do is say sure we will haul it.
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