Other businesses use massive propaganda(advertising) to convince people to buy a product that has a value a hundredth of it's cost. Cosmetics , the raw materials of which are pennies vs the retail cost, or sodas, are great examples of how massive propagansda(advertising) convinces people to buy worthless or cheap stuff at high prices. See, it's easy understanding how business works. Make a product and use marketing , hype, regulations, lobbyists, or anything else(kneecapping) to sell that product at a value many times its production cost.
Sometimes the business needs to hire slave/child labor like many of the cocoa makers which end up as chocolate. It helps to operate your business where there are murderous dictators(partners)