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Direckshun 11-30-2012 08:00 AM

Why are corporations doing so well as the economy struggles?
 
This is something I'd like to see your explanations on.

Corporations are recording record profits in 2012. Not good profits, record profits.

And yet our economy struggles at a little under 3% growth and a high unemployment rate.

Why, in your opinion, is the economy so bad yet businesses are doing so great?

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/20...orate-profits/

Record Corporate Profits
United States corporate profits reached a record high in the third quarter of this year, even adjusted for inflation, according to a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
By CATHERINE RAMPELL
November 29, 2012, 3:00 pm

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/...al-blog480.jpg

The increase from the second quarter was entirely a result of stronger business at home. Profits received from American-owned businesses abroad fell slightly in the third quarter, which may not be surprising given the recession in Europe and the slowdown in China.

Additionally, all of the growth in domestic corporate profits was accounted for by the financial sector.

Domestic profits of financial corporations rose $71.3 billion in the third quarter, after falling $39.7 billion in the second. Domestic profits of nonfinancial corporations, on the other hand, decreased $1 billion in the third quarter, after rising $27.8 billion in the second quarter.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/...blog480-v2.jpg

Direckshun 11-30-2012 08:03 AM

Crazy.

http://m.static.newsvine.com/servist....jpg&width=600

That's during a recovery from a severe recession. That is nuts.

Fish 11-30-2012 08:15 AM

They're the job creators. Just wait..... any minute now......................

blaise 11-30-2012 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 9164098)
They're the job creators. Just wait..... any minute now......................

Yes, they don't currently employ anyone.

the steam 11-30-2012 08:33 AM

Human labor is a commodity. The market is abundant so the price is down.

Fish 11-30-2012 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blaise (Post 9164115)
Yes, they don't currently employ anyone.

Record profits. Record unemployment.

Maybe you're right though. Maybe they'll start hiring now. No, wait.... maybe "NOW"....

Nope? Ohh well let's just blame Obama...

petegz28 11-30-2012 08:41 AM

Low interest rates + increase productivity with smaller labor force = corporate profits

blaise 11-30-2012 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 9164141)
Record profits. Record unemployment.

Maybe you're right though. Maybe they'll start hiring now. No, wait.... maybe "NOW"....

Nope? Ohh well let's just blame Obama...

So, they should hire more people even though they're getting the job done now?


Maybe you'll stop waiting for corporations to hire employees they don't need.....no....no wait....NOW.

Nope? Ohh, let's just act like someone in this thread other than you mentioned Obama...

Dallas Chief 11-30-2012 09:27 AM

Why, in your opinion, is the economy so bad yet businesses are doing so great? You first.

nstygma 11-30-2012 09:29 AM

are not corporate executives typically rewarded based on their performance and how much profit they generate?

Radar Chief 11-30-2012 10:28 AM

I think a better question is, if they’re so profitable why are they afraid of expanding?

Brock 11-30-2012 11:10 AM

They've figured out they can do it without hiring a bunch of people. All you have to do is scare the shit out of your remaining employees and they'll work longer hours for free.

Cave Johnson 11-30-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blaise (Post 9164217)
So, they should hire more people even though they're getting the job done now?


Maybe you'll stop waiting for corporations to hire employees they don't need.....no....no wait....NOW.

Nope? Ohh, let's just act like someone in this thread other than you mentioned Obama...

Which is fine, but stop with the charade that the prospect of slightly higher taxes on corporate executives is the reason they're not hiring.

ROYC75 11-30-2012 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 9164141)
Record profits. Record unemployment.

Maybe you're right though. Maybe they'll start hiring now. No, wait.... maybe "NOW"....

Nope? Ohh well let's just blame Obama...

Quick, Call the White House, Mr Obama is going to be pissed one of his Obots has revolted.;)

ROYC75 11-30-2012 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Radar Chief (Post 9164359)
I think a better question is, if they’re so profitable why are they afraid of expanding?

This !


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