So basically in order to keep people buying things they don't need, and thus condemn them to work at jobs they hate in order to pay for all the junk they buy, we should continue to manipulate them simply because the average person is simple-minded and easy to dupe. If that's marketing, I rather think we'd be much better off without it.

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