"In an unmanipulated free-market economy,
the private participants or actors make
decisions on their own. When billions of decisions have to be made and
re-made continuously, there is really no other possible method that is
efficient and effective at producing greater wealth and welfare except
decentralized decision-making and choice." - Michael S. Rozeff
"This entire capitalist society, dependent upon the
interplay of consumer and marketing industry, has produced the most profoundly
manipulative advertising empire the Earth has ever known - and the main "game"
is to create self-imagery dependent on external validation. Marketing experts,
skilled at catering to every vanity
and whim of the ego, inundate the media
with advertisements that ignite a worshipful attitude for external display,
such as fashionable name-brand attire
to enhance the image of
success, coolness, or hip sophistication." - Lew Paz
"At least in a democracy each person is formally
equal. The humblest citizen, the most prestigious citizen still only has one
vote. But when we move that power over to the marketplace, the humblest and the
wealthiest are totally asymmetrical. And one has such immense power that they
can literally crush the other completely and utterly and fully. That's one of
the reason historically we've always felt the need to regulate markets." -
political economist Elaine Bernard, executive director of the Trade Union
Program at Harvard UniversityTrue free
market capitalism, cooperation as opposed to
coercion, is the best thing that could
happen to the American
environment, the American economy and the American people.
free market capitalism, in which businesses pay all the costs of bringing their
products to market, is the most efficient and democratic way of distributing
the goods of the land - and the surest way to
markets, when allowed to function properly, value
raw materials and encourage producers to
eliminate waste by reducing, reusing, and
Corporatism, as it
exists in America today, is the anti-thesis of free markets.
"At least four aspects of current
corporatism are not true to free market
theory and result in various forms of overconsumption.
current system fails to discourage
ever-greater concentrations of
Second, the system will generally reward a business that
imposes costs on others by generating negative externalities.
reliable factual information is not easily
available to consumers.
Fourth, government and business have become inexorably
intertwined, with massive
subsidies tilting the free market playing field toward some highly
consumptive economic activities and away from others." - Donald O. Mayer
"In the two plus centuries it has been practiced,
orthodox classical corporatism has
not brought a growing or even a stable level of
prosperity to the peoples who
inhabit the countries in which it has been practiced. Spurts of apparent
prosperity have been continuously
destroyed by economic crashes that
have over and over again ruined the lives of millions. What if its intent has
never been the promotion of the people's prosperity? What, if any,
result has it attained consistently? Well, it has consistently protected the
wealth of the privileged; it has preserved the status quo.
The wealthy privileged increase their
wealth in good times and in bad." - John KozyIn a
truly free market economy, when you make yourself wealthy, you enrich your
community. Corporate polluters make
themselves wealthy by making everybody else poor. They raise the standard of
living for themselves by lowering the quality of life for everyone else.
Corporate polluters do that by
escaping the discipline of the free
The coal burning utilities that acidify the Adirondack Lakes,
poison waterways with mercury,
provoke 120,000 asthma attacks , and
kill 30,000 of neighbors every year are imposing
costs on us that should, in a truly free market
economy, be reflected in the price of
the energy when they bring it to the marketplace.
By avoiding these
costs, the utilities are able to enrich their shareholders and put their more
conscientious and efficient competitors
out of business. These costs do not just disappear. The American people pay for
them downstream - with poison
fish, sickened children, a diminished quality of life and a shortened life
Every one of America's federal environmental laws is
intended to restore a true free market so that the price of bringing a product
to market reflects the costs that it imposes on the public.
polluters cheat, it distorts the entire marketplace, and none of us benefit
from free market efficiencies.
Corporations do not want free markets,
they want dependable profits, and their surest route is to crush the
competition by controlling the
State. The domination of the
State by large corporations leads to the elimination of free markets and,
ultimately, to the loss of represenative democracy.
the largest federal subsidies are going to
western resource industries - grazing,
lumber, mining, and
agribusiness - that have spawned the most vocal attacks against federal
These industries are run by some of the richest and
most radical people in the country, men like
Richard Mellon Scaife,
Charles Koch and Joseph Coors(Heritage Foundation).
Intense hatred for State regulation is combined with an intense
reliance on federal subsidies.
Taxpayers gave away at the turn of the
21st century $65 billion every year in subsidies to big oil and more than $35
billion a year in subsidies to the radical owners of western
resource industries many of whom are
destroying public lands and waterways with unsustainable practices.
Conservative Senator John Sununu stated after helping to defeat Wise Use energy bill of
Bruce Cheney, "As fiscal conservatives we have to stand for something. This
bill broke the budget caps for 2004 and busted budget caps over a five-year
period. The tax provisions were outrageous. The agreement had over $24 billion
in tax breaks. There's just no need to provide special consideration to the
oil, coal or the nuclear power industries. These are healthy, robust,
competitive industries, and they don't need special treatment or a special tax
break from the federal government."
Subsidies helped create the
billionaires who financed the
right-wing revolution on Capitol Hill that put George Walker Bush and Richard
Bruce Cheney in the White
House. The free market has been all but eliminated in an energy sector
dominated by cartels and monopolies and distorted by subsidies to the
once vibrant agricultural markets are now basically controlled by multinational
monopolies with no demonstrated loyalty to America, the American people, the
environment or American law.
"Wise Use groups and
others, out of duplicity or ignorance,
posture as defenders of the
market. But in fact, they often argue for
special privileges and
protections that cost the environment, consumers and
taxpayers dearly." - John A. Baden, Ph.D.
and Tim O'Brien
for corporate America has changed. Government is not seen in opposition to
the firm, but as a partner." - Rakesh Khurana, professor Harvard Business
"You hoped your little girl's Disney princess
obsession was harmless, didn't you! It will not have escaped you, Mothers of
America, that Disney Princess' rarely slay dragons, play sports, pilot jets or do
open-heart surgery. I was not thrilled when my 3-year-old informed me that she
wants to be "a pwincess" when she grows up. "You are a commoner," my 3-year-old
shrieked, and adjusting her tiara ran off to watch Disney Princess Enchanted
Tales." - Rosa Brooks 03/08
"The average American child sees 40,000
advertisements a year on television. Comparing the marketing of today with the
marketing of the past is like comparing the BB
gun to the smart bomb. All
aspects of children's lives - their health, education, creativity, and values -
are at risk of being compromised by their status in
the marketplace." - Dr. Susan Linn,
instructor at Harvard Medical
"Undermining the role of parents has been a
strategy marketers have exploited to
sell their brands through the
development of "kids only" products and marketing themes. Kiddie marketing
often strives for the "nag factor",
an actual measurement by the advertising industry of the extent to which an ad
drives a child to pester the folks about a purchase." - Jamie Court
are being taught that everything is for sale;
desired "things" will make you happy;
that desired "things" have more value than
intangibles like relationships; (especially those relationships that keep
you separate from your desired things like mom and pop); and that providers of
the desired "things" love you and only want you to be happy.
American Academy of Pediatrics states that children under the age of
eight years are unable to understand the intent of advertising and accept
advertisements as the truth.
'nag factor' is a marketing strategy that takes manipulation of
Lucy Hughes and her colleagues at Initiative Media,
with the help of child
psychologists, analyzed nagging
put it to work.
20 to 40% of all purchases adults make are made because
have nagged them into making the purchase.
2007 The Disney "Princess" franchise rakes in $4
1992 to 1997 Amount of money spent
on marketing to
doubles, from $6.2 billion to $12.7 billion. At this time:
children influence purchases totaling over $600 billion a year .
children spend almost forty hours a
week outside of school consuming televised media.
- 65% of
children eight to eighteen have a television in their bedroom as do 32% of
children two to seven and 26% of children under two.
The marketing industry has
found that American babies are requesting brands as soon as they speak.
- In 2000, a federal report from the General Accounting Office
called marketing in schools a growth industry.
- More American children
recognize the Budweiser Frogs than Smokey the Bear.
of American parents would like to see children's television programs
- Commercial marketing tactics of
fast food have created epidemic
levels of childhood obesity,
diabetes and kidney
"The aggressive marketing of
fast food and confectionery to
does influence their dietary
choices early in life, and it puts
them at greater risk of becoming obese or overweight later in life. A major
concern is childhood diabetes. General practitioners are seeing more
than ever before with diabetes, and that's a
disease associated with poor diet and lack of exercise. Children can be
extremely vulnerable to television advertising promoting
fast food."- Verity
"They mingled among the pagans and adopted their
evil customs." - Psalm 106:35
"Changing someone's emotional state makes
physiological changes in their body and alters the actions they are likely to
take. This is the purpose of sales and modern advertising
techniques. To change how
you feel about a product or company is to change the likelihood of your making
a purchase." - Edward Wilson & Wes Unruh
"Advertising gained considerable momentum after
World War II, especially
with the advent of television. The average American adult sees about 21,000
commercial messages a year; the largest 100 corporations in America pay for
about 75 percent of commercial television time and about half the public
television time. With advertising for a 30 second segment in prime time costing
over $200,000 on network television, only the largest corporations can
afford it." - Donald O. MayerAdvertising disguised
as entertainment is the most effective method of
As early as World
War I actors and athletes were enlisted to endorse advertised products. Charles
Lindbergh cut deals with Mobil Oil, Vacuum Oil, AC
spark plugs and Wright Aeronautical before his solo flight across
the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.
Celebrity edorsements help blur the line
between entertainment and consumption while subconsciously and emotionally
suggesting to the consumer/victim that the use of
products will convey to the consumer/victim the status of the
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