One of the myths of capitalism is that it gives us what we “demand”. This is bullshit.
Supply and Demand
Our official propaganda says that we can buy whatever we want. Also we hear something about Supply and Demand, which claims that if we do buy something, capitalist institutions will continue to make it. Neither of these claims is true.
Here are things that I want to buy but cannot find:
Actual tall, waterproof poncho.
Good luck finding any rain gear that reaches below the knees.
I found out about this from talking to people with wide feet.
Shoes with flat heels.
E.g., Footprints Rockford hiking boots. There is some reason why these are sold in Germany, for example. Apparently old Mr Birkenstock split is company among his five daughters. That was disasterous for Birkenstock lovers like me.
Shoes with negative heels
Kalso no longer makes men’s Earth® shoes. Michael Vetstein sent me email saying, “Currently, we’re not producing any Men’s styles. But never say never! With enough market demand, we may consider bringing them back.”
And exactly how will there be “market demand” if you don’t sell any?
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