Originally Posted by MJ1970
Intentionally? Are the drug companies sitting around finding new and clever ways to harm their customers OR...is it possible that the harm comes about as an unintended and unfortunate consequence of trying to solve an important medical problem?
In some cases I believe they are.
If they can cause Symptom A and sell Product B to 'cure' it of course they would. They are corrupt. You seem to think they have consciences or something.
So yes...I do believe this personally. I think more often though they just don't care whether something harms or not. They just want the money.
Intentionally? Are the car companies sitting around finding new and clever ways to harm their customers OR...is it possible that the harm comes about as an unintended and unfortunate consequence of trying to solve an important problem?
In some way - not as obvious as above - I actually think some departments ARE sitting around thinking of ways to harm their customers.
They don't call it that and - let's be charitable - perhaps they don't even realize it but the fact is that every car looks the same. All the colours are limited.
Think about that for a minute.
When I was a kind you could have yellow, blue, red, whatever. Now you get some shade of silver and fuck you if you don't like it. And they all look the same.
Yet people buy them and don't notice.....why?
Because these car companies have huge departments dedicated to brainwashing people it's all right and dumbing down what little discrimination or free will they have left.
That my friend is HARM.
Aren't these companies merely trying to fulfill and meet a desire for consumers?
Certainly not. Far, far from it.
Long ago customer expectation rose and rose and rose.
The Companies had to rise their game in response - in fact raise and raise and raise.
And some did.
But then came a new breed: The Greedy Fucking Bastards.
And The Greedy Fucking Bastards didn't want to raise their game - to be fair they weren't capable of it but the real reason was that if they could sell low class SHIT then they would make more profit. Massively more - because the product was cookie-cutter or, in some cases - worthless.
But there was a problem: Mr Consumer had raised his game. He was intelligent and discriminating. He would spot a shit product a mile off.
Something had to be done.
So they forgot about the products and concentrated on making Mr Consumer stupid.
In fact some even ended up believing that these companies were fulfilling and meeting the desires of consumers.
You assume that the benefits that come from this are less than the costs.
You got me there.