Or perhaps in our "ignorance" we cheesed off with being fleeced left right & centre and would welcome any form of competition in the retail sector. Maybe you as the "elite" can show us our error as to why we should be happy with the status quo? :roll:Drogpolitician said:You can't blame the masses for their ignorance, most people have been so deeply penetrated by capitalist ideology that they believe huge multinatinals enjoy competing with eachother and hate monopolies.The Crook said:Oh How I love people who think retailers will reduce their margins.odie1kanobe said:[quote="grainne whale":3v2rxlmw]Wal Mart (ASDA) on their way to Ireland - I'm delighted to hear it. Tesco have been milking it since they set up here, at last someone will now put it up to them.
Yes it would be cost prohibitive to start from scratch so buying either Dunnes/Superquinn is really the only option, (more likely Superquinn - the chance of a fast profit for the owners etc). Tesco did it taking over Quinsworth who previously took over 5 Star. Of course ASDA would only move in here if there is a chance of making good profit margins - everyone know's that - but the arguement that is being made is if their entry into the market here leads to REAL competition then bring it on.[/quote:3v2rxlmw]
There is no solution under capitalism, sure we can transfer the wealth away from small and family businesses into the hands of another global giant but that is not exactly progress. Anything saved in consumer prices will be more than lost in terms of small businesses forced to close and repatriation of profits.