Chapter 45 – The Truth of This World
Come and go one more time
“This is a bakery. Many people mistakenly believe that selling bread is their main job.”
“Then what are you selling?”
Bakery I’ve been to before.
In Paris, there are many franchises in Korea.
‘I heard there’s a branch in Paris these days.’
What matters is the way the business operates.
Where will the revenue come from?
“I use it here sometimes.”
“I don’t come here to eat, but when there’s a sale at a place like Hey Yo or Baemin.”
Do laundry often
And that, too, to an absurd level.
‘To the point where it’s cheaper than going to the store and buying it.’
Is there anything left to sell?
There are consumers who worry unnecessarily.
“Then why do you think you would do that?”
“Is it a franchise? I’ll distribute it in large quantities, so if it’s sold out, I think there’ll be a margin left.”
“Haa… That’s what the common people think.”
Department of economics.
Suhyeon’s story is not without truth.
‘You can only find such things in illy coffee.’
The reality is not that simple.
The ulterior motives are hidden.
Share is the goal.
The cheaper the Paris Bakery sells, the more competitors disappear from the market one by one.
‘It’s a company that grew in size through bloody competition.’
It accounts for 61% of the bakery market.
This is why Paris Bakery can be found anywhere in Korea.
“It’s not only that. Hoppang, hotteok, full moon, cream pie, and even Rocketmon bread sold at the mart are all owned by the parent company.”
“It’s a much bigger company than I thought.”
“What do these products have in common?”
“All bread…? Ah!”
It seems to make sense only now.
They almost monopolize the baking industry, including the Paris Bakery.
‘It’s no exaggeration to say that I have the right to decide the price of bread in Korea.’
Other industries have competitors.
But since I’m making everything myself, I can raise the price without paying attention.
『World Bread Price Ranking』
1. Korea $ 15.59
2. Switzerland $6.45
3. Paris $6.33
4. Norway $5.52
5. Israel $5.10
6. Hong Kong $4.16
7. Australia $3.99
As a result.
It has become the country with the most expensive bread in the world.
The Northern European welfare states, which take 50% of the tax each time, hit the ears.
“This is a chicken restaurant. It is a place that sings that there is no margin left, but the operating profit rate rises every year, and it is a place that slaps semiconductors, which are high value-added products.”
“You make a lot of money.”
Chicken restaurants are running similar scams.
It is a food that has absolutely no reason to be expensive if you decide and weigh it.
“By the way.”
“Chicken can’t be monopolized? There are many famous franchises such as Gochon, BB, and BHQ. Shouldn’t price normalization be done according to market principles?”
“That’s a naive idea.”
Unlike the baking industry, which maintains its monopoly due to additional entry regulations by conglomerates, the chicken industry has many famous franchises, and new franchises enter every year.
‘So it looks like free competition is taking place.’
But things in the world aren’t that easy.
Collusion takes place where consumers do not know.
“There are many chicken franchises, but only a handful of companies that distribute chickens.”
“That’s right. Their interests coincide.”
There are only a few places such as Haram, Maniki, and Chaeribro.
It is possible to raise the price of chicken by squeezing and hitting each other.
“Then isn’t the chicken house a loss?”
“They give it to chicken restaurants at a discount. And they raise the retail price. Then what will happen? You must remember hearing bullshit from the president of BB Chicken sometimes?”
Why should the price of chicken be raised?
A chicken costs 4,160 won, processing costs 1,000 won, and logistics costs 2-3,000 won.
Everyone, you will pay 7-8,000 won to buy a chicken from E-Mart, but we have to cook it.
It is reasonable to raise the price of chicken because they insist on extra virgin olive oil and good raw materials, and labor costs are also high.
This is why we have no choice but to raise the price of chicken!
Compared to the retail price, it seems plausible.
It is perfect to use as a propaganda material.
‘It’s a structure where consuming companies and sales companies dominate the industry and share interests.’
The so-called ‘hamming’ part.
Companies take care of each other while doing brother and sister.
“By the way, Paris Bakery is more vicious. There is a flour manufacturing company among subsidiaries, so I make everything myself.”
“Companies make a lot of money by selling flour at a high price, and pass the burden on to the store owners. Why do they do so many sales?
Shareholders suffer as well.
Wow, do you think that will cost a lot of money? If you go in, it’s good to bite.
‘There are so many companies like this in Korea.’
Just walking around the streets, there are not one or two companies that catch your eye.
It is the truth of this common world.
“I think there may be some exaggeration…”
“There is such a point of view. When you do stocks, you see this. Literally, the world looks different.”
First-time listeners may find it unbelievable.
It’s not even two or eight years, and that kind of thing happens.
It is the 21st century.
10th largest economy in the world.
A military power competing for the 6th or 7th place in the world.
It is a country that cannot be called ugly even by global standards.
However, the economic system still has a lot to develop.
“Isn’t the country sanctioning it? I think there must be a legal basis.”
“Because I earn more than pay the fine.”
Theoretically, there are no gaps.
The unethical pursuit of profit by corporations is perfectly managed by the order of the rule of law.
It is a different story than how the real world works.
Those who have it get richer.
“He who has nothing gets poorer…”
“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. You’ve heard that a lot, right? If politics is so rotten that no one can manage those companies, who should?”
“Who should do it…?”
“It’s an investor.”
What if it’s not legal?
The shortcut to avoid that is strong and sharp.
At worst, they bribe politicians and change the law itself.
It’s called jeong-yeong collusion.
When those with such power rule the world.
Investors can judge in the name of ‘stock price’.
‘That’s why short selling exists.’
Why is the stock price going down so much?
After investigation, there are many cases that have been exposed as insolvent companies, and there will be many more in the future.
This is why investors who seem like gamblers at first glance must exist in this world.
We judge the company’s value more soberly than anyone else.
“I think I know a little bit now.”
“Why did you say stocks are fun?”
“Is not it?”
I don’t use a short tongue that probably stemmed from indifference.
It seems that the hardness has gone and the vitality has returned.
Eyes are shining
“If you had explained it that way from the beginning, I wouldn’t have misunderstood you.”
“It wouldn’t be fun if I said it from the beginning.”
“Hmm, I guess so.”
Living as an investor.
It is difficult to look at the world with a different perspective than others.
Other people don’t?
Why do you think so
From maintaining reason in such a situation.
‘That’s why it’s more fun.’
You see what others don’t see
You realize that psychic powers are not a big deal.
You can find the extraordinary in everyday life.
And it makes money, and even fame.
“Are you convinced?”
“There is nothing more fun than stocks in the world. I guarantee this.”
Are listening to me
I don’t know what it is, but it seems that I have decided to listen carefully.
‘Yeah, it’s good that he understands the language well, unlike anyone.’
Don’t make me say twice what I said once.
The moment he was about to go back because he had convinced him as he wanted.
“What are you doing?”
“It’s not this side of your house.”
“Ah, that’s… I want to ask you something more.”
He gently grabs my collar.
I look at my eyes while fiddling with the side of my hair.
Thoughts run through your mind.
‘Wait, could this be a green light?’
I have a boyfriend.
However, that does not mean that there is no king ability.
The more educated she is, the higher her desire for self-actualization.
If you make it happen
“What do you want to ask?”
“Ah, various things… Not when there are many things to learn.”
Women come over easily.
Poets are not good at flirting with women for nothing.
‘Well, I’m still 20 years old.’
Having a boyfriend is a bit disappointing, but that’s why there are better parts.
“Did you wash your hair?”
“Of course I did. Could it be that you didn’t?”
I’m used to skinship.
It’s different from someone who gets a seizure just by looking at their chest.
Tea and tea
Her hand slides down her long straight hair.
It is an addictive touch.
‘It’s the CEO’s dream to take a secretary like this with him and use it whenever he wants.’
A pretty face, a good body, and a good job are the icing on the cake.
Although such talent is rare.
“Equity. I don’t know yet, but I think it’s something worth trying.”
“You mean your hair is messy.”
“It’s because it’s cute.”
Stop when I grow up.
If you’re interested in stocks, that’s my specialty.
‘I just need to make them love me.’
It is a time when it is easy to mistake feelings for love and respect.
You can coax and live well.
Go back to the bedroom
When a college student man and woman are alone, there is only one thing to do.
“Do you know how to drink?”
“Alcohol? Drink as much as your classmates drink.”
“Something like wine.”
Have a drink.
Beat rice cakes.
It comes naturally when you drink it.
Especially if there is an atmosphere.
Open the white wine you used to make the risotto earlier.
‘Originally, if a woman creates an atmosphere, she will come over.’
This is why they pay 10 times the cost of pasta and eat it.
That’s all for the atmosphere cost.
My hobby is drinking.
There are enough high-end items.
If there is one problem.
“When I first came, I didn’t care because I wasn’t in a good mood.”
“The house seems to be a bit of a mess.”
I didn’t clean it up a bit.
It is true that it may seem so from the point of view of ordinary people.
From an investor’s point of view, it is an efficient space.
There is no place more cozy than this.
“Do you smoke too?”
“It’s not a cigarette. It’s a cigar.”
“I hate people who smoke.”
A self-contained room of about 7 pyeong.
Starts to look around as if it were a mother at home
Everywhere on the wall carefully.
He looks at me with an expression of disbelief.
“Are you a dead man? Why do you live like this?”
“……In the first place, humans cannot reduce the Engel exponent.”
There is such a thing.