Sunday, May 1, 2011

cool Documentary- The Lightbulb Conspiracy

Since the 1920s, leading manufacturers of incandescent light bulbs have conspired to keep the lifetime of their bulbs far below actual technological limitations, ensuring the continuous demand for more bulbs and hence, long-term profit for themselves and employment for their workers. This was the birth of Planned Obsolescence, the cornerstone of the economic growth of the western world in the 20th century.Originally titled Pyramids of Waste, the documentary The Lightbulb Conspiracy addresses the arc and consequences of this policy. You can watch the film in its entirety below...

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