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Old 10-28-2009, 10:38 AM
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Default Re: Real Atlantis Story Suppressed?

Originally Posted by Out of the Box View Post
That's unlikely, as it would halt the economy. In fact, modern capitalism actually leads to a DECREASE in quality of materials and construction because poor quality are cheaper and also because a lower lifespan of appliances and other products lead to greater consumption and therefore greater profit. Cars, radios, televisions and many other appliances have become LESS durable during the last decades as a consequence of this process.
I think you are putting too much of an onus on capitalism with this statement. The market only reacts to the whims of the masses. We certainly have developed into a society that prefers disposable to durable goods, this is hardly the fault of capitalism. The tradeoff is certainly goods of poorer quality, but also far lower cost than their more durable counterparts.

Originally Posted by Out of the Box View Post
Not only is this contrary to the workings of the capitalist system, I'm pretty sure most people just don't want to use clothers or televisions that are 50 years old either because technology has moved on or just because it's second hand.

I have to admit, this paragraph confused me a bit. What is contrary?

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