I’ve watched Les Miserables enough times to see how it might end, on both sides.
Apple etc are also unlikely to concede. They are not alone? “Catch 22” is a simplistic view as to why.
Add complexity. Do consumers really determine the market through free will, or Apple etc create the market. Whether it is the Opium War in 19th Century China or the more benign but equally profitable strategy of Henry Ford to making and selling the model-T. The value of consumers to enterprise has a long history.
Actually the messaging that treats the economy as a being more than a virtualisation. It’s not a deity (debatably for some). Although there are those who accuse others of trying to kill it. Somehow it always survives no matter what. Err, sort of god like then?
I’m not an Einstein or Plato. I thought the combined experience of the community might burst the bubble and create something more meaningful.
The Tipple Bottom Line offered one promise of realigning Corporate thinking to a better serve the community.
It’s neither legislated nor universal. And possibly not the best or only way forward. As consumers it is also said we are our own worst enemies.
On a way forward, the concerns consumers have in meeting daily needs, and the risks for the future are well shared. Delivering solutions is always reduced to consumers affording the solutions. I think it is false hope to hold the economy up to consumers to deliver. Governments have demonstrated in war time and more recently the power to put the economy to one side, as well as direct Corporate behaviour.
I doubt most consumers can genuinely justify the benefit to the community of a new model iPhone or Samsung. Neither might Apple or Samsung be able to. Of course there are those who can point out the benefit to profits, growth, shareholders, employees, suppliers, retirees on super and virtualised national bank accounts. Apple etc has no say in how distributed profits etc are used. Although Apple is determined to ensure the business has invested in the next marketing campaign and product. Perhaps the next one will be solar powered with a ten year battery, built in GHG/particulates monitor and virus detector.
For consumers more immediate needs, how does Choice ensure it gets a seat at the tables of Government more often. Educated consumers are informed consumers. If nothing else an active campaign for greater inclusion and transparency on all consumer matters. Be it with Choice handing out consumer advice cards at polling booths or other means!
Choice has influence . It needs more!
And it would be good if Google, Apple etc have less.