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what about a water company? what is its prime purpose?
Although I've not seen the film and can't necesarily imagine it working.
I bet I could make it bleaker, well that would be the challenge anyway :)
No I havnt seen it, i don't think that i need to, i do kind of know that about companies anyway. Im far more extreme in point of view than i can explain easily (although im also a lot fluffier with regard to humans cos of my extremeness to non human entities)
i assumed you might have studied economics.
in certain cases,say oligopoly,it might be to extend market share,rather than profit.
i cant remember most of that shite,due to a binge on the night after the exams,and various memory repression techniques
no one was biting and a few nibbled with 'depends' and 'sometimes'
I unfiortunately then followed up, not realising that someone (vikram, i didnt really want it to be him) would then post 'yes' unfortunately I got the timing wrong
so i cant close the trap
do you think that this should be reflected in the way that shares in these companies are held or traded?
then the main driving purpose is to please the shareholders, else they are going to fuck off with their money. The general thing that shareholders want is money, so most companies are going to be driven on a profit mojo. Some arent, and therefore have different priorities. The co-op could be seen as a business, but isnt necessarily motivated by money.
However, even Oxfam has to be seen to be making year on year increases in donations otherwise it is seen to be failing in some way - irregardless of the millions spent on doing good stuff.
If a company is nationalised then no, it doesnt have to make money.
Water is a utility and essential. As such it's management should be in public hands so the way it's run is accountable, the income it generates should be ploughed back into the service and decisions made are made in the interest of pleasing the populace rather than generating profit.
But that said, it is no different to any other company in that it needs to generate income to continue its exitence
should its existance be performance related? can't this sort of feedback just be integrated into day to day week to week month to month and year to year planned improvements, with disscussion and debate to establish with centralised gov to determine what compromise of investment/quality/reliability is acceptable
in this caase