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Things change.  Witness the Dutch East India Company and East India Company.  Both of which were nasty little buggers "in their day."

I agree consumers, as such, are not the driving force.  Change will happen when the "Creative Class" (however one cares to define it) begins to grab a significant share of a country's GDP and the large corporations have to adjust or die.  

Granted, at the moment it's all in its infancy.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jan 29th, 2013 at 08:40:19 PM EST
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