“The U.S. is the third most populous country in the world, so it takes a lot of manpower to keep the government running,” says a new report by Visual Capitalist (VC). “It’ll come as no surprise that, in most states, either the state or federal government is the top employer. California alone employs a quarter of a million federal workers.”
“New York State is a unique case as NYC’s municipal workforce is the top employer,” per VC.
The largest employer on planet earth is the U.S. Department of Defense. In eight states, there are more active military personnel than any single private employer.
But in the private sector, Walmart is the largest employer in nearly 2 dozen states.
Pause and think. Walmart workers are one of those target markets that our manufactured home industry can serve, but not many others in home ownership sales could. It is one more area of tremendous opportunity, but is under-tapped, as evidenced by only 100,000 (+/-) new HUD Code manufactured homes for 2018.
Berkshire Hathaway is the well-known parent for Clayton Homes and other connected MHVille brands. The Berkshire (BRK) conglomerate brands collectively are in the top private sector employers in the U.S., and one of the top 10 by revenue in the world.
Part of the purported oligopoly threat, so to speak, posed by Berkshire Hathaway goes beyond just Clayton Homes and their associated lenders and suppliers. It goes into what Warren Buffett himself called the ‘synergies’ between Berkshire brands. Berkshire brands are likely in your home, and part of your weekly to monthly routines.
But one ought to take it a step beyond what VC said. Berkshire owns stocks in numerous companies. For but one example in MHVille, think about Wells Fargo.
Through those corporate interlocking connections, there is a ‘web’ or network of potential influence in money and politics. In that regard, Warren Buffett’s influence over the marketplace is significantly more extensive than the Berkshire brands alone.
Thus #DeFaangBM. Antitrust-action (= De) should be used on the FAANG tech-lords, Berkshire and Microsoft = #DeFaangBm. #AntiTrust. #OpenMarkets. #HousingChoice.
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