People over profits?

Let’s stick with the railways for a moment, to illustrate my point.

Southern rail profits were around £29m. (Look here)

What if, instead of having £29m profit, they only had £14m, that would still be a decent dividend for shareholders, but with the other £15m, they could

Pay all their workers, just a little bit more,

Maybe buy a secondhand train,

Hire a few more people,on a living wage

Run a few more trains.

But no, we now look at profit as being the only indicator of success. We are supposed to look at a company losing £15m in profits and think,

oh what a shame… (look here)