wsherrick wrote:Yes, Investors want,"huge," profits. If I put my hard earned money into something, I would want a nice rate of return also. Anybody who puts their money into an enterprise NOT to make money is an idiot. No, but to invest in something for a profit is evil according to the fools who believe that my or anybody else's life force, effort and brains belong to everyone else who has their hand out.
You are glossing over Sam's point that "they get bought up until the big ones are in control & set price & policy".
There are profits earned by investments in businesses that are legally and morally clean. Then there are profits, or we might call them extortions, taken illegally and immorally simply because one has seized the power to take them. It's not always clear which type you are investing in, but sometimes it becomes apparent. Witness Enron and the western states energy crisis of 2000-2001. Witness all Russian big-business since the fall of the USSR.