On the one hand, the profit motive can be a powerful motive to inspire just-in-time inventory and rapid restocking.
I think that every good conservative capitalist pursues the profit motive.
Some are on the take for sure, either out of profit motive or else a theory they are certain must be true.
Marx forecast that the profit motive would lead to overworking and exhausting the fertility of our soil and other natural systems.
The biggest driver for future peace will be the profit motive.
To fulfill this task they must be free of the profit motive.
We have seen that the root of the evil in modern society is the profit motive.
It added a profit motive to whatever else motivated the mysterious saboteur.
He wanted to develop other areas more from the humanitarian view than the profit motive.
Very likely we much exaggerate the importance of the profit motive.
The ability to earn profits as the reason for producers to make and sell goods.
Note: The profit motive is often called a great good or a great evil in society. On the one hand, it is said to represent selfishness; on the other, it is said to drive the free market system. (See invisible hand.)