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Sunday Discussion: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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Welcome to Sunday Discussion. Each week, this post will feature a serious topic that needs to be featured and talked about. You can “discuss” it on your own social media networks as comments are banned here on Geek Alabama.

This is a story about a light blub, and a cartel of companies that worked to shorten the lifespan of a light bulb so people had to buy more and the companies got bigger profit margins.  And guess what, today a lot of companies still do this.  They intentionally make their products worse so the lifespan is shorter and people have to buy more.  The result, companies make more money for their shareholders.  Kind of wrong, right?

This is a story about planned obsolescence from YouTube channel Veritasium.  So, do you support making more products or making fewer products that last longer?

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