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Windows 7: Its nothing new, been going on for years. Are we just brainwashed?

01 Jan 2012   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jd50ae View Post
High prices and getting higher. Smaller packages and getting smaller. Are we just use to it?
Yes.

As consumers we grumble, yet we continue to consume because short of a mass united consumer front that speaks out against these practices, there is ultimately little choice except to bend over and take it.

In developed countries where self-reliance has largely been all but eroded thanks to consumerism, a halt to this systemic practice would be extremely difficult to counteract due to it's inherent acceptance.

Unfortunately developing countries are squandering the chance to change the face of global consumerism thanks to wild eyed enthusiasm of all the new and shiny options available.

Instead of saying "Yes, these new things are nice, but no thank you, we can't afford it" they are saying "Oooh, new shiny thing - can't afford it, but must have it". If the former and more logical consensus was taken, the markets would have to yield and this would then have a positive flow on effect in developed countries.

Unfortunately they've chosen the latter in their rush to embrace the capitalist consumer ideals holus-bolus.

At the moment, it's simply gouging because companies can get away with it and subsequently do get away with it. If a dollar is to be made, it will be and damn the consequences.

Soon enough though, the fact that the planets resources are finite and are barely be able to sustain existing the developed populous appetite's as is, let alone new and emerging ones; gouging will become based more on sheer necessity and no longer solely one of pure profit.

One thing that is almost a given - it's only going to get worse. Much worse.
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24 Feb 2012   #12
jd50ae

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
ain't laughing no more

Preppers.............
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24 Feb 2012   #13
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

If you've got a job think yourself lucky, try being a pensioner who's not able to work to try making a bit extra but has to survive on an income that only goes up by a couple of pounds once a year and doesn't even get a full pension.
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25 Feb 2012   #14
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Everyday we're getting less for our money. Petrol used to cost £1 per litre and now it's £1.40 and if you drive alot, that's costing you hundreds of pounds each year.
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25 Feb 2012   #15
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

2 weeks ago, gas was $3.79.9 a gallon. Today I paid $4.31.9! That's 52¢ a gallon in 2 weeks! A Guy
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26 Feb 2012   #16
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
2 weeks ago, gas was $3.79.9 a gallon. Today I paid $4.31.9! That's 52¢ a gallon in 2 weeks! A Guy
Why do Americans call it gas if it's a liquid?
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26 Feb 2012   #17
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Short for gasoline silly

A Guy
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26 Feb 2012   #18
RonCam

Windows 2000 Pro SP4+ / Windows 7 Pro SP1 (both 32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jd50ae View Post
High prices and getting higher....
Doesn't seem to show up to the extent we see it happening, in the Cost of Living index ... wonder how they do that?

And ... don't see this mentioned in the thread ... but is it possible that instead, the money is becoming worth less and less?
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