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10 Days ’til 40: Planned Obsolescence = ROBBING CONSUMERS

About two years ago I bought a car adapter for my iPhone, enabling me to play my phone through my stereo.  This car adapter is the inspiration for today’s post.  Here is a photo:

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Recently I have become more aware of planned obsolescence as I have been taking a Coursera course on entrepreneurship.  While I had understood planned obsolescence to some degree prior to enrolling in the course (I mean, don’t we all say, “They don’t make things like they used to.”)?  I really did not understand how purposeful and deliberate this is.  In a day and age when items should be lasting longer, they are being designed to break at record speeds in the name of profits and capitalism – and at the expense of our environment and consumer pocketbooks. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2013 in Addiction, attitude, Old, Uncategorized

 

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186 Days ’til 40: Exploiting Others for Personal Gain

In this photo two signs are shown – one says “Peace Centre for the Blind” and the other says “Peace Salon for Beauty & Skin Care.”  Clearly the salon was capitalizing on the Peace Center name and image when creating the salon name.  I see this all the time, and I find it very disturbing. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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