Our economic structure is meant to dictate the market, so that companies are forced to make quality products to stay in business lest their competitors would make something better, safer, longer-lasting, more reliable, taking the larger share of the market and forcing the sub-par product making businesses out of existence.
What actually happens—Companies compete for who can make the least expensive, passable product, using the guidelines of—“Can the average person afford this, understand this, does it play to the ignorant masses, will it last long enough but not so long that our future products don’t sell, can we get away with it, what’s the risk to reward ratio? Our market doesn’t ensure that our consumables are better. Better, safer, healthier, more reliable, intelligent, these are luxury items. The standard model of everything is “profitable” and “marketable.” These are the core values of the corporation of society.
We don’t ask what the best quality product is, we ask what’s the best quality product I can afford. Luckily, there’s enough advertising for most of it to convince enough of us that we are happy with what we are able to get, and we are pacified like babies with brand name binkies.
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