a reply to: DAVID64
If things were made properly like for example the lightbulb (Forget that charlatan Edison it was Joseph Swann whom invented it and showed a working
example long before Edison ran to the patent office at the same time as Swann to steal the invention and that then became a matter of national pride
and other interests).
There is a still working example of Swann's Lighbulb in the UK, a working lightbulb in the US that has never been turned off and though not as bright
as it once was still working.
Thing's are made to break, to create a repeat market were there should be non, things like washing machines, cars, refrigerators, computers, TV's and
cell phones all have a FEATURE called inbuilt obsolescence, this is not when the product is no longer cutting edge but when it breaks due to
components being made with deliberate flaws and faults designed to give out after so much use instead of lasting.
This actually put's a lot of people out of there Job's, repairmen are a prime example and while yes it makes the factors able to churn out ever more
of the same throwaway self breaking crap it costs the environment and the consumer (the people of the nation that a nation is REALLY supposed to be
about not big business) more by order of many magnitudes in the long run.
The fact is there was a time when everything made was built to last, built by craftsmen whom were proud of there work and even more proud to see
other's using what they had a hand in creating.
Back then buildings were built to last as well.
But when you mine an economy for every last penny it ends up becoming poor, think of big corporations and bad government as strip mining cartels that
ruin a nation in the ill conceived notion that you can just keep on taking all the wealth and impoverishing people into oblivion with no consequence,
many of these corporations moved on from other corporations and from the US mining consortiums of the 20's and 30's whom murdered and disappeared US
union representatives and outspoken men and woman that tried to rally people against the way they were being exploited to the modern big
pharmaceutical corporations of today they also tend to be run by the very worst kind of people, people that often should rightly be behind bars
serving life sentences or worse.
When people no longer buy stuff it is because they no longer have excess money in there pocket, this is a prelude to a full blown recession and comes
when jobs leave an area or wages are forced to be too low for them to be able to make end's meat.
The US is actually one of the worst places in the world to be poor, to be TRUE working class were a man or woman can work ninety hour week's and
still struggle to pay there rent and put food on the table for there kid's (who never see there parents leading to runaway crime in many
Give people real pay for the job's they do and the whole economy benefit's, they have more disposable wealth for one thing so that boosts retail and
that in turn boosts delivery drivers and warehouse as well as shop staff and also production industry' and farming.
Take that pay down like it is in the US and sooner or later the supply and demand model breaks down, when it does the economy collapses like a stack
of cards and a handful of the elite whom have planned for this all along actually get richer while the majority of even the elite fall.
Sustainability is not about going green, it's about fair wages, more money in people's pockets, public service that helps they NOT have to spend that
anywhere OTHER than the economy itself.
Over here in my nation we used to understand this but after thirty years of right wing economic propaganda and nationalizations and globalism we have
forgotten and the public like sheeple run were ever the corrupt bought and paid for corporate owned politicians and media tell them to go.
Unfortunately looking how far the US went down that road and how successful the delusion sowed into the US public has been I fear we are damned to
the same terrible fate as you.
edit on 23-12-2021 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)