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It perplexes me why companies like this decide to get political. It's a lose/lose action in my view. You'll get some of your community to agree with you and alienate the rest getting them to vote with their wallet. Like how well did that work out during the battlefield 5 controversy? Seems to me the most fiscally responsible thing to do is remain apolitical.

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[IGN] The Blizzard China Controversy, and Why #BoycottBlizzard Is Trending, Explained

Quote: Originally Posted by Bluemustang View Post
It perplexes me why companies like this decide to get political. It's a lose/lose action in my view. You'll get some of your community to agree with you and alienate the rest getting them to vote with their wallet. Like how well did that work out during the battlefield 5 controversy? Seems to me the most fiscally responsible thing to do is remain apolitical.


They’d (Activision Blizzard) probably like to remain “apolitical” but they’re more interested in the perceived (rightly or wrongly) money making potential of Chinese cell phone games and so they bow to the will of the CCP. They’re doing a very fine calculus between likely loss and backlash in the West and projected growth in China, and they think the latter will make them more money, damn the moral costs.


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Quote: Originally Posted by m4fox90 View Post
They’d (Activision Blizzard) probably like to remain “apolitical” but they’re more interested in the perceived (rightly or wrongly) money making potential of Chinese cell phone games and so they bow to the will of the CCP. They’re doing a very fine calculus between likely loss and backlash in the West and projected growth in China, and they think the latter will make them more money, damn the moral costs.


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Well I don't know, maybe that's a potential argument for this case, but I was more making a general argument for all companies that seem to be doing this sort of thing (same for celebrities). It doesn't seem to me that they(in general, not all, but many) are making a fine calculation as you said and as you'd think would be smart, in many cases. Like what was the possible risk/reward calculation in the BF5 thing? That certainly did not work out for them, and there are plenty of other examples.

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Producing goods in the U.S. requires spreading the profits among the employees more than it does to produce those goods in China, thus not maximum profit for those at the top.
Companies are not built based on "spreading the profits". When you open a local business you aren't opening it so you can give away your profits. You open a business to make money.
Part of the globalization of the market, is that you can make everything everywhere. There is no chance that they will move production to the US.

Look at the "American Factory" documentary, and you will see part of it why.
US today is not built to support manufacturing as it used to. China on the other hand is like the US in the 30s and 40s regarding how they look at work.
Most US factories are currently working at a very low profit.



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Companies are not built based on "spreading the profits". When you open a local business you aren't opening it so you can give away your profits. You open a business to make money.
Part of the globalization of the market, is that you can make everything everywhere. There is no chance that they will move production to the US.

Look at the "American Factory" documentary, and you will see part of it why.
US today is not built to support manufacturing as it used to. China on the other hand is like the US in the 30s and 40s regarding how they look at work.
Most US factories are currently working at a very low profit.
I own a small business, so I know exactly how it works. Supply and demand rules at every level. I maximize profits within those constraints and as those constraints ebb and flow, so do my profits.


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The US doesn't tell other nations what it can and cannot say. We don't even do that to our own people. None of your historical references make any sense in this context, and your overall statement is not accurate.

War happens much much less as time goes on. Sometimes it doesn't seem like it because the news is so hype, but big wars don't happen at all anymore, just small wars in the 3rd world. Countries trying to take down other countries does not "happen all the time". It actually happens "almost never". China is one of the only places in the world that still has this kind of consistently bad behavior without being a completely undeveloped nation.
"but big wars don't happen at all anymore, just small wars in the 3rd world."

"Countries trying to take down other countries does not "happen all the time""

I almost fell outta my chair laughing. That's the most ridonculus thing i read online recently. Sorry, please continue about politics.

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"but big wars don't happen at all anymore, just small wars in the 3rd world."

"Countries trying to take down other countries does not "happen all the time""

I almost fell outta my chair laughing. That's the most ridonculus thing i read online recently. Sorry, please continue about politics.
Since the end of WW2 over 70 years ago, there have been zero wars between 1st world nations. Also the global rate of conflicts overall (civil wars, proxy wars, etc. etc.) has steadily decreased over that time as well.


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Since the end of WW2 over 70 years ago, there have been zero wars between 1st world nations. Also the global rate of conflicts overall (civil wars, proxy wars, etc. etc.) has steadily decreased over that time as well.
get outta here with all that.

Never have we lived in such dangerous times. Violence is on the rise everywhere, war is booming everywhere, and look at how dangerous social media is?! We literally can track every single step of every human with a phone, how could I ever let timmy ride his bike to school in such an un-safe and communication lacking world?

inb4 FBI Stats

OK, well clearly the stats only say things are better cuz Russian conspiracy.

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