"The desire of corporations to maximize profits creates conflict with the general welfare of the nation at large."
"The statement above makes a generalization about the profits maximization aimed by corporations, saying that the employed means can create conflicts with the general welfare of the nation at large. While I acknowledge that many more companies mainly aim at maximizing profits, I would contend that such strategies have several impacts on the society.
First of all, I would say that companies rarely consider the environmental impact there production process can have. On the long run, this can lead to alter the atmosphere, the biosphere and even inhibit the human development. Today, presidents and representants of he world leading countries are having meetings to determine a way in wich n each countries can contribute to environment protection.
Furthermore, maximizing profits often means satisfaying shareholders expectations, thus increasing thier investments and the companie's market value. Sometimes, managers don't care how work is done, but only focus on the increasing profits. In that way, employees do not have any word to say, their opinions won't be taken into consideration and they may not support such situations.
Similarly, when focusing on that same strategy, a corporation can take decisions without considering its clients satisfatcion. For expample, when a customer sale service is done by a "computer" , the client won't be as satisfied as if he was talking to a human person to explain his problem on the phone. The society will decrease its cost but in the meanwhile, it may loose a customer.
In sum, I would say that the desire of corporations to maximize profits creates conflict with the general nations at large since employees, clients and environment impacts are direct consequences of such strategies. "
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