Why do we have to put up with this?

Let's say you went to the grocery store and on your bill, there was a charge for a steak you didn'y buy. Why? Well, the grocery store found out that the steak you bought last week you used to make two meals instead of the one serving they sold it as. How do they get away with it? Easy! Phone service providers do it all the time! You buy data service for your phone, then pay for it again to tether your laptop to the SAME SERVICE!!!! Ha, Ha, Ha, HA! SUCKER!!! (Dunno 'bout anybody else, but I'm really hating the telcos. Don't ask me to give up my phone, though....)

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Comment by WoljaIlpapa on June 17, 2011 at 3:00am
Cause Telcos Live and die by the capitalist motto - "If I haven't ripped anyone off today I aint trying hard enough".

Not sure what the US is like but I get annoyed by phone companies spruiking free minutes then charging 3x the per minute cost of a non free minute phone.
Comment by athnam on June 17, 2011 at 3:45am
Well, I've no problem with capitalists, but greed makes me see red. And greed is the only motive I can find for charging people 2, 3, multiple times for the same thing.
Comment by athnam on June 17, 2011 at 3:46am
Andrew, it's a blackberry, but it's quite handy.
Comment by MikeLong on June 17, 2011 at 5:40am
Sorry, but capitalism isn't capitalism without greed. Picture a CEO going before the Board and saying,"Well, Sirs, there were two options - one would give you 25% ROI; the other would give you a respectable 10% ROI but would benefit the community. I chose the latter." Does anyone seriously believe that that CEO would still have a job by the time he walked out of the boardroom?
Comment by athnam on April 1, 2012 at 8:56pm

+Mike Long, Yes, I do. There are some companies who use this as a business strategy--promoting the idea that they are balancing returns with community good. http://articles.marketwatch.com/2011-03-23/commentary/30781226_1_so.... And Starbucks is not the only one, just an example.

Taking on an active roll in community and making a profit are not mutually exclusive. Actively persuing ways in which to screw your employees and your customers is just plain evil.

Yes, I want to make more money---but never at the expense of someone else's well-being. There is a point of acceptable balance.

 Sorry, but capitalism is not about greed, it's about market forces. Greed exists in any economy.


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