Vulture Capitalism

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 14th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/14ld0hqu/
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We have a free enterprise, capitalist system, so let's milkthemfor all we can get. It's the American way, right?

Vulture Capitalism

Sony Music wasted little time doing their civic duty by offering Whitney Houston's legions of fans across the globe access to purchasing her Greatest Hits album as soon as they could after her death. Of course their action is very much appreciated, and we cannot thank them too much. It took Sony thirty minutes to jack up the price of the album by sixty percent. Why thirty minutes? They needed to show us how civic minded and responsible they are, so they couldn't just rush out and immediately jack up the price by sixty percent without the most careful consideration for their consumers' needs. On behalf of her millions of fans, I want to be the first to offer Sony my congratulations.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
15th Feb 2012 (#)

I can remember the death of many artists, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Freddy Mercury, to name three and each had posthumous number ones but there was no price increases associated with each event.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Feb 2012 (#)

I guess times have changed Peter. Thanks for commenting.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
15th Feb 2012 (#)

People need to speak with their money, if they disagree they should not buy.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Feb 2012 (#)

I agree.

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author avatar Goodpal
15th Feb 2012 (#)

In a free market system where money is everything as in the US, such things can't be faulted. What is needed is to broad-base and fine-tune the "shareholder capitalism" so that big companies think an inch beyond capitalizing some tragedy.

However, Steve I agree with your sentiments behind the lines.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks for that very perceptive comment, Goodpal

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author avatar Buzz
15th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks for your hard-hitting commentary, Steve. I agree with you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you Buzz.

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author avatar Songbird B
15th Feb 2012 (#)

Do you know Steve, as soon as I heard that she had passed, I wondered how long before the music business jumped on the band wagon..They never disappoint do they..?

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Feb 2012 (#)

No they don't. Thank you Songbird.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
16th Feb 2012 (#)

Sad but true :(

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Yes, sad but true. Thanks for commenting 1Faithmorgan.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
16th Feb 2012 (#)

It was shocking indeed !!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Yes indeed. Thank you geeta.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Just typical of Big Business greed. They "feather their nests" on the backs of Whitney Houston's fans.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Yes, it certainly is typical. Thanks for commenting Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
21st Mar 2012 (#)

ee by gum chum, you are so amazing with your marvellously cryptic pieces...I just love them! we can rub heads together on this score...

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Mar 2012 (#)

Sounds like we're soulmates, but, in truth, aren't we all soul mates? O how I love your comments, cnwriter.

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