Re: MD Is Morality Relative?

From: MarshaV (
Date: Fri Dec 03 2004 - 11:19:35 GMT

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    At 03:09 AM 12/3/2004 -0500, you wrote:
    > msh says:
    > > Well, I'm not sure what world you live in, but the fallacious "free-
    > > enterprise" world I experience, day in and day out, constantly
    > > offends my sensibilities. Deceit in the form of advertising alone
    > > should and does offend almost everyone, I would say. And this is
    > > only a small part of the fraud called free enterprise.
    >I'm sorry that your sensibilities are offended by what most people consider
    >normal everyday commerce. Having worked
    >in the advertising field most of my life, I can say that any advertising
    >program designed to deceive the public will fail, and the product or service
    >will be left with a black mark that can never be completely erased. What
    >you most likely take for "deceit" is a headline or proposition designed to
    >lure or attract the customer. That's marketing's need and, if done
    >effectively, it promotes sales. I dislike being harrassed by repetitive
    >ads, too; but I manage to ignore them or simply change the station. On the
    >other hand, I've seen some TV commercials that are more entertaining than
    >the programs they sponsor.

    I recently had my printer fixed. The guy at the shop told me I was lucky,
    that my older printer was less costly to run. He told me that the printer
    manufacturers had discovered larger profit could be made by selling
    ink. So, printers are now designed to use lots of ink. This is thievery.
    To expand this thievery, it is also prevalent in the medical industry. And
    the consequences are often devastating.

    And I agree with Marks statement about the offensive advertising. When I
    hear the term moral value, it's advertising where I see immorality
    practiced. The advertising think nothing of sexually exploiting children
    to turn them into consumers. Advertisers are the lowest of the low.

    Ham, you must be to close to advertising to see it as the BS it is.


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