You knew that already, I bet.
Of course, you know that scads of retailers have gone out of business, while just a couple have risen to the top and consolidated the market. Amazon dominates online retail because they are dog gone good at what they do, better than anyone else.
The food we buy at the supermarket has the appearance of variety, but really the vast majority of foods that we buy come from just a handful of conglomerates. Think you’re sticking it to Starbucks by purchasing the cheaper Seattle’s Best? Think again, sucker. Seattle’s Best is a secret Starbuck’s brand to trick all of their haters.
The vast majority of the news and information we are exposed to comes from just about half a dozen conglomerates a far cry from the thirty or so media outlets of a few decades ago.
And most of our nation’s money goes into the vaults of just a few banks. We saw all of the benefits of that in 2008 and beyond.
So what does all of this conglomer-ization have to do anything?
It has everything to do with the economy of the American church, which just might be situated for economic disaster.