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Advertising, n. (1) The fine art of lying to consumers about what is
actually being sold. (2) A notable amendment of capitalist theory,
whereby the market comes to favor, not the producers who sell the best
product, but those who sell the best image. (3) A substantial
misallocation of economic resources, whereby a tremendous portion of
the economy which could do something useful, is wasted. (This
misfortune has the additional demerit of providing a substantial
competitive edge to those who use it.) For example, for each packet of
mixed vegetables sold at the supermarket, more money is spent to place
a colored picture on the packet than actually goes to the farmer. (4)
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-- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary



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