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I'm glad you convey this as your take on the RAPS forum consensus, not as an absolute truth.
But mostly because it's my field and I don't like people who haven't a clue messing around in it. I don't care about automotive or aerospace.
in capitalism, if someone is making money off of something it is considered to be the ultimate indication that their enterprise has the right to be around.
In any case, that's not a tenet of capitalism, which is about ownership, not existence or rights thereto. I don't know of any economic theories that bestow the right to exist on enterprises. This seems somewhat reminiscent of free market theory, but it would agree with me, because that theory holds that those who have the experience, intelligence, common sense, and good technical/business decision-making skills needed to develop and market the best services and products will make the most money as a result, while those who do not will lose the competitive battle, so clearly they are not entitled to exist. I'm quite the fan of the free market, and regret that it exists only in theory. Or maybe more like fantasy.