Archive for novembro 16th, 2013

Deconstrucao da Cultura Enganadora: Consertando o Capitalismo

sábado, novembro 16th, 2013

Alguns itens a serem verificados, principalmente no Brasil:

– http://www.alternet.org/media/7-rip-offs-corporations-and-wealthy-dont-want-you-know-about

7 Rip-Offs Corporations and the Wealthy Don’t Want You to Know About

There’s no limit to corporations’ ability to draw profit while screwing over Americans.
1. Corporations Profit from Food Stamps – No Brasil, precisa ver se grupos provadps lucram com bolsa-familia.
2. Crash the Economy, Get Your Money Back. Die with a Student Loan, Stay in Debt.
3. Almost 70% of Corporations Are Not Required to Pay ANY Federal Taxes
4. Lotteries Pay for Corporate Tax Avoidance
5. The National Football League Pays No Federal Taxes
6. Live on Park Avenue, Get a Farm Subsidy
7. Profit Margin Magic: Turning a dollar into $100,000

Both printer ink and bottled water cost the consumer more than they should. Calculations by  DataGenetics reveal that the ink in a $16.99 cartridge comes to almost $3,400 per gallon. The cost of a gallon of cartridge ink would buy enough gasoline to run the  average car for over two years.

Water seems to cost less than that, until the details are factored in. Companies buy public water at almost no cost, treat it in  unknown ways, and then sell it back to us at an exorbitant markup. Nestle, for example, pays  about two dollars for public water that produces about 100,000 plastic bottles of water.

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7 Rip-Offs Corporations and the Wealthy Don’t Want You to Know About

Rip-offs, known by economists as “market inefficiencies,” are cases in which the price of something has little to do with its actual value. They are particularly common in industries where oligopolistic conditions dominate, which has been increasingly common since deregulation fever hit Washington. In today’s marketplace, the consumer is often a sheep to be shorn. Here are seven common products where the buyer must beware.
1. College textbooks are a blatant rip-off.
2. Don’t fall for mattresses scams. – sobre o red bug
3. Tampons: the pay-as-you-flow rip-off.
4. The dark truth about printer ink.
5. Bottled water is a giant scam.
6. Be careful choosing generics over brand-name products.
7. Don’t be fooled by germ-fighting supplements.