Why does the market want tuna extinct?
When one questions why the auto makers focused on gas guzzling so-called light trucks and SUVs as opposed to fuel efficient smaller cars, the auto industry answers "it's what the market wants," as though marketing has no role in the matter.
When one questions why developers insist on building socio-economic enclaves of ugly, cheap houses (I won't call them homes) out in remote, former cornfields as opposed to building mixed use neighbourhoods where services already exist, the answer is "it's what the market wants" as though marketing has nothing to do with it.
Now it is reported that buefin tuna is an endangered species that could be wiped out within the decade. In fact, it is reported bluefin has been reduced to just 3 percent of its 1960s numbers. Ninety-seven percent of the fish has already been wiped out. And, yet, we are told demand for the fish is at an all time high.
A report in The independent tells us that a giant Japanese corporation is cornering the bluefin market and not for its protection. According to the Independent:
"Bluefin tuna frozen at -60C now could be sold in several years' time for astronomical sums if Atlantic bluefin becomes commercially extinct as forecast, a result of the near free-for-all enjoyed by the tuna fleet."
So if it is the market that drives people to commute in behemoths, to live in cheap snout houses built over corn fields, and to slobber down an endangered fish, then it must be the market that wants bluefin tuna to become extinct? Why?
Is the market a psychopath?