So recently I was pondering an interesting question which came to my mind during an economics lecture.
In accordance with economic theory, the ultimate goal of the firm is profit maximization.
In order to accomplish this, firms will try to sell as many of a good or service as possible to as many consumers as they can, purchasing at the highest price possible.
Additionally, people are more likely to consume more when they are happy.
Does this mean that corporations have incentive to ensure that as many people as possible are happy (as in democratic societies, for the most part, the populous is found to be happiest)?