Car Dealerships Should Not Exist
So I live in the state of Michigan, Detroit specificly, the automobile capital of the world. People here LOVE cars, and there’s tons of dealerships. If you want to buy a car, you have to go to a dealership. No, like you LEGALLY have to buy a new car from a dealer, not the maker itself. It’s illegal for automakers to sell directly to consumers. Instead, they are required to sell to middle men who profit from flipping these cars to consumers. All the car dealerships are obviously owned by people who were already wealthy, since it takes tons of money to start up a dealership. The government is essentially propping up a business that is a poverty tax to help rich auto dealer groups that lobby hard to keep the auto direct to consumer ban in place. If consumers could buy directly from automakers, it would save them an estimated 30% on car costs. Plus it would help automakers who could make cars individually custom made to order, instead of selling to dealerships buying up cars trying to make educated guesses on consumer trends. It would be good for car companies since they would save money on overhead costs. Just another example of how big money uses authorotarian government influence to take from the middle and lower class.
TLDR: Car dealerships are a state mandated poverty tax.
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