• @[email protected]
      16 months ago

      The most basic argument for ads that I’ve heard is that they can inform consumers of options they would not otherwise be aware of. Not unreasonable, competition can only exist if people are aware that alternatives exist.

      But that’s not how ads are used or the psychology and research put behind them. And the modern incarnation of capitalism as infintiely growing profits above literally all else puts too much skin in the game for companies to make “purely informative” ads. Ugh. Fuck ads.