IPO A Telltale Sign

Most know that IPO stand for initial public offering. It is often offered when a company wants to do some expansion or when the owner of a company is wanting to cash out on his investment. But I am starting to believe that IPO is when a company sells it soul for money. Once a company is publicly traded its priority shifts towards maximum profits. Not that a single owner is a guaranty of benevolent operation just maybe more likely.

Stock holders want an increase in the value of their stock and/or dividends. Therefore their desire dictates the direction of the company. Ultimately it leads to a company having the priority make more money. I am not saying it happens overnight but an IPO is the telltale sign. The core problem is really greed. So the next time your contemplating the downturn in our economy remember that it is in a large part due to the greed of public trading corporation acting on the desires of their shareholders.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10, NKJV).