Date registered: Dec 2004
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RE: 10 cents on the Dollar
The reported profit alone doesn't really reflect the stock-up of value. It's possible to regulate quite exactly the size of the profit, just like it's possible to plow the profit back in for later harvesting. Large profits are usually connected with great risk. And multi national companies usually spread the actual profit along the production chain, which may start in China and end up in Anchorage.
The problem nowadays for an invester not satisfied with 10%, is he's running out of places to take his investments. It's a little like looking for a good industrial property in Tokyo, where the hell could there be any? There is not enough successful businesses around for all the dough.
And then you have China. Where totally insane investments take place, not yielding for years and years. If it were enough energy available there, they would have flooded everything.
Fast food chains and the like are mostly skimming the cream in areas where people are willing to pay outrages prices for a quick meal. Labour intensive stuff is now moved to, China.
Eventually, there will be way to much money or "work value" in the world, and not enough raw materials. That'll be the day we might say, maybe the commies won after all?