This is part of a larger story of VC funded startups ripping off the community on their way up and their way down. Their inevitable collapse under unsustainable business models hurt customers and the community yet leaves VC’s unscathed. Why are we letting this happen?
The video that made its way across the internet today is what “getting worse” looks like. Here’s the thing: when you support trickle-down economic policies that put profits before people, this is what you get. Low-wage jobs, deregulation, and tax cuts for huge corporations result in a culture in which businesses enjoy a tremendous amount of power over ordinary citizens.
hat support independent retailers…’ll see that the corporatization of America has led to a ghastly pursuit for profits over all else. Big Box retailers aren’t interested in providing customer service anymore, they’re interested in profits. This is why shopping at corporate chains has become an awful experience where you have to answer six obnoxious questions about email lists and company credit cards every time you try to check out. You won’t be arrested for refusing to sign up for a Macy’s card, but you will be treated like garbage. Only people who can afford to shop at high-end stores — or people lucky enough to live in quality economies like Seattle that support independent retailers — get to enjoy real customer service anymore.