Here’s the thing. Corporations are always out to make a buck. That’s their job. That was true a century ago, a decade ago and last year, too. In spring 2020, readers may recall, inflation plummeted (with oil prices even briefly turning negative) and corporate profits crashed. That didn’t happen because every executive and shareholder out there suddenly became more altruistic. Companies were greedy then, too, and they were trying to make money.