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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:


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 »


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


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251 Days ’til 40: Carbon Footprint Week, Day 6 Recycling

I was thinking about recycling today – but not recycling bottles and cans, recycling MANY everyday objects we come into contact with. Read the rest of this entry »


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252 Days ’til 40: Carbon Footprint Week, Day 5 (World = Trash Can?)

My family and I like to explore… unfortunately, we often do so in an eco-damaging way (driving in our car instead of walking or cycling or scootering)……..  yet, as I cause my own damage to the environment, I am also judging others….. yes, many Christians would point out to me that I have no business pointing out the speck in someone else’s eye when there is a log in my own…. yet it seems I am doing just that with this post. Read the rest of this entry »


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