dont bullshit and evade the question. they are all selling their products from defined price ranges, and none of them is putting up a price war.
CHRIST, you're stupid.
Look. You say all the show companies are not competing on price? Your premise is that they're selling for non-optimal prices? That would mean they're leaving money on the table. So, FIX IT. Start a shoe company. Show them how cheaply they can sell their shoes. If you're correct that shoe companies could sell their sneakers for significantly less than what they sell them for now, you'll corner the market. You'll drive everyone out of business in less than a year. You'll be fabulously wealthy.
You know what'll actually happen? You'll end up working at Wal-Mart for the rest of your life to pay your debtors, and you'll have your entire lifetime to contemplate the fact that if it were so obvious that everyone was doing it wrong, someone would have already come in and mopped the floor with them. You can go home and read the paper, where it'll talk about how many investors there are in the world looking for a market niche to exploit. You can read about all the people graduating from business school each year, and how hard each of them is going to work to compete in some market somewhere, and you can reflect calmly on how much smarter they are than you.
However, if you teach kids how to use condoms, do you really think that less kids will attempt sex?
Absolutely. Have you ever had sex with a condom? I'd rather skip it most of the time.
"Never ascribe to malice that which is caused by greed and ignorance." -- Cal Keegan