Monday, February 19, 2007

Communist Shirt!

For no reason at all, I've created this blog. I was viewing my good friend Doug's blog, decided to comment on one of his entries, and started down the road of wasting time.

My first and probably only entry will be on a topic that I have thought of right.. now.

The current clothing market can be compared to a communistic or socialistic approach to clothing humans. Just as communism has a benevolent intention, so does the current culture of clothing in North American, and in many ways it delivers on such intentions. However, just as communism has extreme shortcomings, the current culture of clothing unnecessarily deprives people of good clothing, the definition of which is a well-fitting, well-made garment.

It is clear that every socialist system is genuinely a good idea in theory, just as essentially all political system are. Current clothing market practice allows for very good quality clothing to be cheaply produced and sold to the consumer for a low margin, due to very high competition among sellers. Also, a great variety of clothing can be bought, from very bad quality, poorly fitting clothing, to a $10,000 finely crafted tuxedo. But who cares :)

A central economic actor, usually in the form of a political party, is a centerpiece of the socialist regime. Institutions and businesses exist under its rule with some freedom, but inevitably these institutions act as the leading body wills. This leading body consist of many people, and usually the economic policies are decided by a great many as well, but these policies are nevertheless tightly controlled; ironically, with too much economic control, this system leads to economic instability and inequality, as evidenced by the now-defunct Soviet system. The clothing market is remarkably similar. Though variety exists (just go to any fashion show), the prevailing fashions are limited to what popular retailers deem fashionable. With considerable effort and money essentially any garment can be purchased, but...

this is turning into a joke.  big time.  Goes to show writing a stream of text doesn't always amount to a logically clear thought process.

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