You are right, Burton follows a winning business model that rakes in lots of profits and happy shareholders. But you know what people are starting to realize? Unregulated Capitalism has failed them, turning the land of opportunity into the land of the %5 who own the land of opportunity.
People like smaller companies because it represents a business model and a time when there were no multinational corporations who outsource a huge percentage of their jobs to China and India because it will increase their profits.
I read an article recently about how we percieve how well we are off compared to our parents,(think 1920's-1970's), and what it reveals is that we have traded our job market, job security, health benefits, pensions, retirement, and a high-pay relative to economy for a bunch of cheap consumerism crap made in China via Walmart.
Small businesses cannot even be competitive anymore, because ultimately corporations have perfected the cheapest possible ways of manufacturing consumerism items. With the huge capital and shareholder cashflow these corporation get, it allows them to produce items at probably half the cost of a legit fully American based company.
But you know who is to blame? We, the consumers are to blame because we got lazy and decided above all things we really needed all this cheap consumerism crap, this electricity, this huge gas guzzling SUV and this water starving lawn.
Businesses merely supply to a clientèle wants. Apparently we want to have a lower quality of life so we can lug around a bunch of shit...
From a Capitalistic business perspective Burton really only deserves praise. I just merely think the type of business model Burton is starting to use is a culprit for many of our problems.
PowderHound and TreeNinja
Last edited by HoboMaster; 12-01-2010 at 10:40 PM.