@solarpunkagorism I don't like these huge firms, but I don't know if products they sell could be made properly by thousands smaller companies, it's a real question.
The problem is, unfortunately, billions customers they have who would buy products to their competitors if they disappear.
@jpfox The problem, again, is not customers or individuals. It's not even those companies, really. It's politics.
We, as a society, make the rules. We set the general conditions for how businesses are allowed to make profits. It's almost a law that many companies will strive towards the edges of these rules and that some will try to break them. So, again, it's on the societies to make the rules strict enough and to enforce them properly.
@esureL you're definitively right.
Constraining huge firms to be proper would certainly have consequences on prices.
Citizens, making laws, and customers are the same persons and I'm not sure they are ready to increase prices of goods they buy. Making stricter laws or reduce goods consumption are the same things in fact, and both are necessarily
@solarpunkagorism por que no los dos!
@solarpunkagorism Yes, by turning of the lights you can reduce the emissions of the 100 companies. Many of them are utilities.
The other producers are responsible for the other 29%. Showing the enormous concentration of power in just a few companies.
All users together are also responsible for 100% of the emissions. All countries are also responsible for 100% of the emissions.
@solarpunkagorism The most important part of this is these fucking businesses rely on social licence to operate. Touchy-feely personal products manufacturer Unilever (who don't use much energy but are very vulnerable to public opinion) are going climate positive by 2030.
Lots of other companies will start to make climate plans with shareholder action (which is which groups like marketforces.org.au are so important).
@solarpunkagorism jokes on you i don't even turn the lights on, ever
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