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In almost all developed or developing countries the furniture market “development models” are designed to last a few years. Or a few months. They are beautiful, have good eyesight as almost everything in the culture of consumption, but if we stare are scratched, lose a screw or bevel remaining. Now is an exoticism that concern my family of carpenters to improve the design of a chair to make it last a hundred years. But the new disposable furniture mostly do not bother us because we know that cost little money and that in two or three years we will buy new ones, which incidentally gives more interest and variation in the decoration of our homes and offices and especially stimulate the economy in the world. According to current theory, what we throw away here helps to industrial development in a poor country. So we are good, because we are consumers. However, the furniture, even the cheapest, have used trees, burned fuel in its long journey from China or from Malaysia.

The logic of “discard after use,” which is more reasonable for a plastic syringe, a law becomes necessary to stimulate the economy and keep in constant GDP growth, with their crisis and phobias when his fall causes a recession of two percent. To overcome it is to increase the drug. Only the United States, for example, spends billions of dollars to make the people return to consume, to spend, to get out of the madness of the recession and so the world can keep spinning, consuming and discarding.


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