Beaver wrote:TheDarkInstall wrote:Beaver wrote:Unfortunately they are part of Dorel Industries - and a stock corporation needs continuous growth at any cost...
But it's not only bikes: if you have a look at the current car quality... yikes.
You are correct.
I was thinking recently... I haven't bought anything at all in the last 5 years that hasn't been a bit shit in some way. Everything is junk now.
The whole system this world is running is the problem. The money flows from the masses to the already rich. Everybody knows this and it is complained about, that the rich get richer and there are more and more poor people, but nobody does anything about it. Because the ones who have money are the only ones with enough influence to change it. But why should they? The middle class also takes part in this, secretly hoping to become also rich one day.
So the spiral with cost reduction and profit maximizing will continue (although eternal growth is impossible). More and more unemployment and so on. In Germany we officially have less unemployment, but they just changed the way it is counted (e.g. anyone unemployed who does an advanced training is not counted and so on).
On the other hand there are more and more millionairs... I wonder for how long this will work. There are also "gated communities" in Germany now...
And that's why roadbikes for 10,000 bucks are not "crazy" anymore. Supply and demand.
5,299€ got you a Hi-Mod with Dura Ace 2017:
NON Hi-Mod 2018:
Sir, you got it all right about the social class struggle. That's neoliberalism + capitalism in work. Hat's off to you.