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This especially pisses me off when it comes to food. For a long time I've been purchasing many of the same food products, but they are slowly reducing the amount of food in each package, yet they have the balls to charge me the same, or some times even more! Meanwhile the quality of the food is also getting lower. It's completely infuriating.
Here you have hit the nail on the head. It's all about business GROWTH. If the business isn't growing then it isn't doing well. When I was studying business I found it disturbing that so much emphasis was put on growth. There always needed to be a plan to achieve future growth, positive sales forecasts which predicted an increase in sales. If you don't make more profit than what you made the month before you aren't trying hard enough. If you want to maintain a healthy stable small business then you're a loser in the business world, if you have no plans to grow into a large multinational corporation then your business is a failure. Like David Icke says, the real god of the modern world is economic growth.
The bottom line is what matters now, if their profits don't go up enough they are a failure somehow.
It insists every year, that we take more from the Earth even quicker, turn it into even more things, sell even more things, consume even more things, throw away even more things - to worship the real god of the modern world: economic growth.
~ David Icke
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
reply to post by buster2010
Yes I know we are to blame too, you get a star from me because you make an important point. But I don't think us buying all their new models does anything which would force them to keep raising prices, and your argument certainly doesn't hold when it comes to food. It is the endless greed of these companies which is the main reason, they simply don't know when enough is enough, and it freakin pisses me off.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
I remember when we watched TV for free. Sure we only had ABC, NBC, CBS and a Public Channel, but the cost of advertising on these stations paid for the broadcasting. Now with cable or satellite, they have a multitude of stations, and a lot more advertising. Yet our monthly bills keep increasing almost on a yearly basis!
The combination of corporate greed and government taxes, is squeezing the life out of consumers. People are living from paycheck to paycheck just to provide the basics for their families. It's one of the major reasons why we have so much consumer debt.