What, exactly, is not required?

Richard Murphy says:
December 16 2020 at 9:54 am
It could be

But most of all, we transform the rules on advertising

An economy that requires people to go into debt for things they do not need because of the power of advertising is one with a deeply flawed economic model

Which of those things are not required.

Further, who gets to say what is required and what is not?

Also worth noting that the government itself is usually the leading single advertiser…..

10 thoughts on “What, exactly, is not required?”

  1. This’ll be you’re only allowed to spend your advertising budget on awards schemes and ceremonies devised and bestowed by the enlightened one, his chips the dual lord of the fens and the bogs.

  2. There are vastly more things advertised that I don’t buy than those that I do. Does this mean the adverts are no good or is it just maybe that I have free will and I’m not brainwashed by the ‘power’ of advertising. He really is a cock.

  3. An economy that requires people to go into debt for things they do not need

    Yet he’s happy for government to get us all into debt for bullshit no-one wants nor needs.

  4. So what’s he seen in a TV ad he desperately wants but could never make the repayments on? My guess would be an electric to boost his green cred. Current’s a rather sad diesel, isn’t it?

  5. I reckon he has received one of those catalogues through the mail – Littlewoods, possibly Argos, almost certainly Screwfix- and he wishes he could buy an hour with the girl holding the electric multitool

  6. He was driving a Citroen Berlingo…

    The over-correct (and erroneous) spelling of Thorstein Veblen’s first name in the (almost) linked piece is wonderful.
    What a complete prat.

  7. Diogenes

    ‘ I reckon he has received one of those catalogues through the mail – Littlewoods, possibly Argos, almost certainly Screwfix- and he wishes he could buy an hour with the girl holding the electric multitool’

    This made me chuckle!!

    As Tim pointed out – the largest advertiser by far is the government – asked if any curbs would be put on them? Crickets. The man is utterly deranged on every criteria

  8. Diogenes said:
    “… multitool”

    Is that a comment on his ability to make ridiculous comments on so many different subjects?

  9. The economy, Gov, advertising does not require anyone to go into debt to buy something. It’s personal choice and some people for some reason want to have a new sofa/suite every three to five years

    I know nobody who has any debt other than a mortgage. A few are wealthy, most inc ‘poor’ are just sensible

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