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July 21, 2023 17 mins
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the concept of planned obsolescence, starting from the story of the Phoebus cartel's lightbulb conspiracy. We explore how this seemingly ancient plot continues to influence modern consumer economies and discuss the environmental and economic implications of this practice. Then, we delve into the right-to-repair movement, shedding light on how consumers and advocates are challenging planned obsolescence and pushing for changes in legislation. Join us as we illuminate the hidden truths behind the bulbs and gadgets that light up our lives.
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