Society is not "the market". The market addresses only what is brought to the market. Hopefully, that does not include people. Hopefully, it does include all the relevant costs. I don't. Supply and demand is not a mechanism. "The market" does not prevent the Tragedy of the Commons, or other market distortions that destroy societies. We don't owe any company "viability". You brought "need" into it - #38. "The market" does not self-regulate, and will not be efficient if capital is allowed to exclude costs from the market exchange. We as a society need more farmers, not fewer. None of the minority of remaining farmers are not "needed" by American society. Again with the "need". Needed by whom? Different people and different societies have different "needs". Nobody's needs automatically rank above other's. Again with this "we" - you have a frog in your pocket? The US needs so many more farm workers than it has that it allows wholesale illegal immigration of anyone - kids, adolescents, pregnant housewives - willing to do the work. What the US has been willing to discard is not farm workers, but farm owners. And that meets the needs of nobody except investing capitalists - everybody else loses. You said exactly that, explicitly. If you regard that as too dramatic, quit saying it. Not enough of them. They are in demand, and good ones are hard to find. And capital is not owed a return, or the provision of suitable workers at wages it finds comfortable, or protection from organized labor, or the services of a government and benefits of whatever society it finds most profitable to exploit. "We" don't owe Walmart a red cent. Corporations have to adapt. Capital has to adapt. They will not adapt unless forced to, by people acting in the interests of their society and their families and themselves.