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7 Crappy Products, Courtesy
of the Green Movement

PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/17/2013 9:54:44 AM

In the good old days, consumers got what they wanted. Supply and demand, not causes or ideology, governed product design and manufacturing. That’s why we have great American icons like the 1969 Chevy Camaro, the charcoal-burning Weber grill, and DDT. But things have changed. The Green Movement’s worship of scarcity has changed the consumer landscape for the worse. Instead of big, powerful, and, most importantly, effective products, in 2012 consumers must suffer with pansy products. Sure, they are designed to save energy and make you feel good. But they just don’t work as well. (Snip) 1. Low Water Toilets

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There´s a lot of interesting stuff here I didn´t know. Such as, Boeing´s problems are caused by "green" engineering.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/17/2013 12:00:20 PM     (No. 9122166)

Don´t forget detergents and dishwasher soaps without phosphates.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: udanja99, 1/17/2013 1:27:27 PM     (No. 9122356)

Wasn´t it the green movement that gave us bottled water in the first place, by convincing us that our tap water wasn´t safe?

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