Businesses need consumers who need their products. Ideally, consumers who need their products more than once. It’s better to sell the same product three times at half the price. Think of it this way, we have the ability to produce a refrigerator that lasts 25 years. We’ve done it. But, if every consumer only needs to buy a fridge every 25 years, the demand will stay low. Instead of booming, production would maintain a slow, steady pace. Profits don’t soar, they trickle. Workers don’t get added, investors don’t grow their profits.
The promise of Capitalism is unparalleled growth. The product of Capitalism is cheaper, more disposable goods. Eventually, this must pass a tipping point where our greed cannot keep pace with our ability to produce. Which is especially good for waste management companies.