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Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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20 Facts About The Great U.S. Retail Apocalypse That Will Blow Your Mind

20 Facts About The Great U.S. Retail Apocalypse That Will Blow Your Mind | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

If the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are major retail chains closing thousands of stores?  If we truly are in an “economic recovery”, then why do sales figures continue to go down for large retailers all over the country?  Without a doubt, the rise of Internet retailing giants such as Amazon.com have had a huge impact.  Today, there are millions of Americans that actually prefer to shop online.  Personally, when I published my novel I made it solely available on Amazon.  But Internet shopping alone does not account for the great retail apocalypse that we are witnessing. 


In fact, some retail experts estimate that the Internet has accounted for only about 20 percent of the decline that we are seeing.  Most of the rest of it can be accounted for by the slow, steady death of the middle class U.S. consumer.  Median household income has declined for five years in a row, but all of our bills just keep going up.  That means that the amount of disposable income that average Americans have continues to shrink, and that is really bad news for retailers....


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One of the ways the class warfare of the wealthy will hit them back -- in the wallet.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:08 AM

Challenges ahead for retail, mostly based on the disappearance of good paying jobs for middle-class Americans.

Diane Dennis's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:27 AM

How we shop for goods and services shifts to your marketplace, the internet. Own it.

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A good week for bad socialism

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With the passage of the Farm Bill and America's annual celebration of Super Bowl Sunday, it's been a good week for some of America's worst kinds of socialism. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains in his latest Rewrite.
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Taxpayers, stadiums, and sports socialism

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Taxpayer funded construction of sports stadiums is rarely an investment that generates enough revenue to justify the expense. Lawrence O'Donnell calls it the...
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Bad socialism

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Order something from Amazon... collect it from your TUBE STATION

Order something from Amazon... collect it from your TUBE STATION | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Commuters in London could soon pick up Amazon orders at their local underground station under plans to turn ticket offices into parcel drop-off points.


Transport for London is reportedly in talks with the online retail giant after it announced it's going to close all 240 ticket offices by 2015 with the loss of 750 jobs.

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That could be a win-win

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Tax Season = Car Maintenance Season | eBay Motors Blog

Tax Season = Car Maintenance Season | eBay Motors Blog | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

“With cars on the road remaining at historic ages, the data indicating that many Americans are spending more of their tax refunds on their vehicles this year makes a lot of sense,” said Bryan Murphy, head of eBay Motors. To that end, over half of those who are using a portion of their refund on their auto this year will do so either for regular maintenance or repairs, with forty-two percent saying they plan to spend significantly more to do so than last year. Other ways drivers are spending their tax refund money include purchasing new tires (thirty-six percent), looking to pay down or pay off an existing car loan (thirteen percent), and the buying of a new or used car (twenty-five percent).

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Egypt won't rent Pyramids to foreign firms, says antiquities ministry

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The Egyptian antiquities ministry has rejected a proposal by the finance ministry to rent out the country's major archaeological sites to international tourism companies in an attempt to reduce the government's budget deficit.

 

Some archaeologists have called the proposal 'insulting' and 'humiliating.'


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:54 PM

When austerity goes too far... Talk about a true proposed sell-out! This would have been far worse than the use of a Beatles song in a commercial or something.

 

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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