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Consumer Power

We are not obliged to embrace technology wholesale; and if we are wary of a particular technology or product, one way to resist its proliferation is by refusing to buy it or invest in it—no matter how profitable, cheap, or conveniently available it may be. The law of demand is foiled if in fact the public doesn’t demand such things, or doesn’t want them to be produced and distributed through a profiteering system, and refuses to consume them or invest in the companies that produce them. We do not have to support big business nor live in a consumer society at all!

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