Maximising profit the game

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, pictured, should learn that he can attract a swarm of bees with a teaspoonful of honey.

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, pictured, should learn that he can attract a swarm of bees with a teaspoonful of honey.

But with drums full of vinegar he won't attract a single fly.

Vavi swore at members of the government his federation urges the electorate every election year to vote for.

Cosatu can no longer afford to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.

Cosatu should have explained to the workers and the poor that prices rise because the government he urges the electorate to vote for is a capitalist government.

It has been revealed that capitalists always try to create oligopolies and monopolies that will "corner the market". Once they have control of a market, they increase the price to whatever level in order to maximise profit.

Maximising profits is what private enterprise is all about. The more the general public needs the product in question, the higher the price that can be charged and the profit that can be made.

This explains the rising prices of food, fuel and electricity.

Sam Ditshego, Kagiso

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