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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:51 AM
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Noam Chomsky: "The Philosophy of Futility"
"The goal for the corporations is to maximize profit and market share. And they also have a goal for their target, namely the population. They have to be turned into completely mindless consumers of goods that they do not want. You have to develop what are called 'Created Wants'. So you have to create wants. You have to impose on people what's called a Philosophy of Futility. You have to focus them on the insignificant things of life, like fashionable consumption. I'm just basically quoting business literature. And it makes perfect sense. The ideal is to have individuals who are totally disassociated from one another. Whose conception of themselves, the sense of value is just, 'how many created wants can I satisfy?' We have huge industries, public relations industry, monstrous industry, advertising and so on, which are designed from infancy to mold people into this desired pattern."

- Noam Chomsky, from the film, The Corporation



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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 12:01 PM
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1. Ah'yup, and that's part of why people like that seek out bankers that do not care...
Who's pile a gold teeth is sitting in their vaults - its all about business & profits & nothing else http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=385x65337
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 12:09 PM
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2. kr
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