Student and Senior Discounts
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 27 February 2011, Question 4
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 27 February 2011, I answered a question on student and senior discounts.
Are student and senior discounts proper? Aren't these purely need-based discounts? Isn't that unjust, i.e. penalizing people for earning more? For example, is it wrong to ask for monetary contributions for this webcast from people able to pay, but allow people unable to pay to attend too?
My Answer, In Brief: Student and senior discounts in business are not altruism, but rather sources of additional profit, as well as investment in future customers.
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