Advertising makes us buy things we don't need with money we don't have.

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Advertising "Advertising makes us buy things we don't need with money we don't have." I agree with this statement to a point. Advertisements have both pros and cons. For the pros advertising makes it possible for businesses to get people to know them. It's also a way for different organizations to let there opinions out. This is especially in politics were pressure groups have a large influence in important decisions. The government also uses them for various reasons; surgeons generals warnings, new cures for deceases, and information on criminals or missing persons. The cons of advertisement are that the companies with more money advertise more which means that they create a monopoly that makes it harder for small companies to get noticed. Companies can also use advertisements to trick you in to buying thing. So I wish in the essay to compare the pros and cons and find out " would we be better of with or without advertisements.

Without advertisements there would be a lot of thing that you wouldn't know about. Whenever a new product comes out it always advertised very heavily. The fact that it's advertised so heavily means that there's nobody that doesn't know about it. Witch could be a bad thing or a good thing. On the good part is that if it is something that interests you, or that you need you know about . If that advertisement wasn't there you might not ever know about it. On the bad part if it's something you don't need you might end up walking through a store and buying it any way. In my person opinion it all depends on the person.

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