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  •  Who will buy these products? (4.00)
    That's something else he fails to understand.

    He's proposing demand destruction on a massive scale. For decades, the global economy has been driven by the American consumer, a vast middle-class market with huge aggregate disposable income. He wants to wipe out this market, and replace it with...Paris Hilton?

    How many crappy Chinese Christmas decorations will Paris Hilton buy at Wal-Mart? How many GM trucks? How much toothpaste? How much wall-to-wall nylon carpeting? How many Swanson dinners can she eat? How many plane trips can she take?

    He may want to update his approach by consulting the ideas of more current thinkers. Like Henry Ford.

    •  Can these people be so mean-spirited (none)
      that they just want to be able to say that they took control of, and changed, the world economy... just because they could. They've given up on global progress and have enough money to coast along out of their lives if they have to. Ruining life for billions of people may be part of the fun (power) for someone of that "mind".

      In Your Face From Outer Space

      by mike101 on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 08:49:24 AM PDT

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