robin hood industry - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The Robin Hood Industry was a new form of business-charity. They set out to make the most exclusive products in the world with outrageous mark ups that none but the uber elites could afford. Then they funnelled every last penny above what was needed to run the company well into programs to help the poor at home and abroad. After all, when you have billions, what does it matter if your perfume costs a million or two? If you have multiple millions, what does it matter if your perfume costs a thousand or two? It was the kind of exclusivity the rich craved with the movement of money to the base of the "financial pyramid" that the world needed for stability and social peace.
The Robin Hood Industries made genuinely high class products with markups that would make even the richest wince like they were thanksgiving shopping with food stamps; then every penny over what they needed to run the company went to the poor, to refugees, to sanitation, into providing free food, raising education standards... whatever society needed most.
The techniques for high quality developed in the Robin Hood Industries ( for making durable products that were both stylish and lasted a lifetime) would later become industry standards in a world that was weaning itself off from over consumption. As such they became the unofficial RND wing of the sustainability movement.