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That Light Bulb Ban Helps The Rich Get Richer

by | 12th, July 2011

OK, so this is about the US but the same point applies over here with the EU ban on the incandescent light bulbs .

The initiative also had the support of lighting manufacturers.

Yes, the ban did have the backing of the major light bulb manufacturers so obviously it’s a really good law, right?

You friggin’ kiddin’ me?

Of course the major manufacturers like the ban!

So, there are three major light bulb manufacturers around the world: Philips, Osram and GE. They’ve all got lovely new, really expensive, designs for compact fluorescents, LED bulbs. Designs that are larded about with patents and no one else can or is allowed to make these wondrous new products.

They’ve invested hundreds of millions at least, if not billions, in making these beautiful, super, bulbs. But no sod wants to buy them. Expensive and shitty they are.

On the other hand, they’ve these old factories which turn out the old incandescents. They’re really cheap to make, really easy to make. In fact, everyone and their Chinese granny

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