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Planned Obsolescence Becomes Obsolete With Basic Income Guaranteed ~ Economist's Journey to Life

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While the use of inferior materials and the shorter life-span of goods was supposed to be a 'negative side-effect' of the war, it turned out to boost the economy as more people were forced to buy more goods to sustain their lifestyle. And this was THEN


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Sylvia Simone G. (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:11 pm
Thanks for sharing! Amazing that when self-interest is our starting point for running our economy the result among other things is planned obsolescence, when our starting point is what's best for all the economy will become stable and lasting and we'd be amazed of what is possible when we no longer disadvantage each other with short term tricks and instead invest in durability and sustainability.

Matti Freeman (6)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:27 am
Quite clear that the only way to minimize waste and be able to produce sustainable, long lasting products is with a Basic Income Guarantee

Sylvie Jacobs (41)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:47 am
Cool solution! that would surely mean a huge step forward for mankind. From planned obsolescence to practical common sense. Thanks for the share here.

Bella B. (41)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:55 am
I absolutely agree! Well said, concise and to the point!
The "quality" we are offered in the current system is in fact a violation of the whole point of a 'free market'. Controlling the quality to only offer stuff that doesn't last 'to keep the economy running' is a scam - which makes the whole economy as it currently exists a big scam in itself.
Changing the starting-point and objective of our economy to value Life instead of profit, we are able to restore the dignity not only of our economy, but of Life itself.
Thank you!

Anna B. (26)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:25 am
Very cool points here.

Carrie Tooley (18)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:35 am
Cool blog. Last night my husband and I were discussing how most everything in our home was constructed with materials that have an expiration date - our faucet broke after 6 years, we had to replace bathroom fixtures just before this, our refrigerator is slowly dying, and other things we use daily are gradually burning out. We have been fortunate enough to start buying products with Lifetime Guarentees - so the company stands by the product and we're not wasting our time, our money, and substances over and over again. But anyway - yeah, products can easily be made to last a lifetime - everything from iPhones to cars. And it makes more sense for companies/producers to do this because we'll eliminate most of the waste and give ourselves the ability to relax - less time making products, buying products, worrying about not having a product, and disposing of broken stuff.

Debra Tate (17)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:49 pm

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Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 11:49 am
I wonder what the obsolescence factor for disposable humans is?
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