Hey folks! Have a few questions for people more knowledgeable for me.
I have been noticing that it slowly seems as a company reaches a certain point of growth and market saturation, they begin to raise their prices in the absence of competition. The solution to this is obviously more competition, but if a company is able to efficiently use economies of scale to push any competition out of the market or buy them off before they ever form, how can they ever be destabilized?
Also, it seems that if a companies success is generally understood to be the increase of its share value, then they will eventually need to raise their own prices no matter what if the market becomes fully saturated or no longer grows as fast as the company itself.
Another issue I have seen is that executives take advantage of companies and employees by cutting quality and such in the effort of improving short term gains and jumping ship before the company begins to see the effects of these changes.
How can we prevent these issues? How can we also encourage or even force companies to prioritize long term strategies that are more beneficial to employees and consumers even if they restrain shareholders and executives gains?
It is likely I don’t understand things well enough and so my perceived issues may not even be issues at all, or the issues I’ve voiced are completely unsolvable in general. Ideally I would like to see a financial system where constant, long term growth is encouraged over short term gains, and where consumers and employees of a company are prioritized over all else.
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