This is the question that I ask myself when I walk into stores and when I hear reports about increasing prices. What is going to happen? In the past, salaries would increase as prices increased and this was the inflationary process that proved quite cyclical. No though, we have had years of increasing prices while net income has been shrinking and credit drying up or not in favor to be used and rightly so.
For years as companies moved production overseas, credit was pushed to allow people to continue spending as if they were still making the high dollar incomes. We all know that that bubble was to burst at some point. It isn't sustainable.
Now we have another issue as I see it. With net income lower than it was 10 years ago due to pressures from many fronts where will the money come from? Investors have been driving up the stock market to crazy levels expecting companies to continue to lower costs and increase profits. The investor mentality is one of short term growth in profits...
As BBQs, swimming, gardening and recreational adventures ramp up for the summer season, consider what this extra outdoor time means for the largest organ of the human body—your skin! Since warm weather is right around the corner for much of the country, the Non-GMO Project has reached out to the skin experts for ideas on how to keep your skin in love with summer. Companies of Non-GMO Project Verified skin products share some of their favorite tips to having the healthiest, happiest and non-GMO summer skin possible.
... so, intrigued, I visited their web site. What I found only reinforced my thinking that TPTB couldn't really give a damn about misleading advertising, otherwise they would do something about this. BUT there's more: is it just me, but when you read this on their web site, aren't you appalled?
<< I quote their ad...
ELECTRICITY YOU CONTROL At PINERGY we take the pain out of
paying for your electricity.
Our pay-as-you-go service puts you in control. You just top up your electricity
when you need to – it’s as simple as that. You’ll be able to see exactly how much
electricity you’re using at the push of a button. That means you can start taking
control of your usage and start saving money too!
And the best bit is, we guarantee never to cut you off at night, weekends or
the following key public holidays:
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s
Day & St Patrick’s...