Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Nov 11, 2019.
Remember how the producers of hard disks, and, later, memory chips "suffered from unexpected loses due to the floods/typhoons/earthquakes/diarrhea/beriberi outbursts in this or that region of Pacific" so that "the production cannot follow the demand", so that "this inevitably leads to rise of the prices"? Similar kind of deception is found in the jiberage about "threats", "security holes" etc., the majority of which is used as a pretext to implement different schemes aimed at controlling people's online activities and intensifying the FEAR among people, because the frightened people will comply, agree, aye aye Sir, yes my dear fat-ass Big Brother Bill and your precious NSA, thanks for being so concerned with protection of our privacy etc. etc.
It's good to know that there are still some sane people left in this community. My favorite was when the flooding in taiwan destroyed a bunch of plants and people here started claiming that this was a conspiracy. As if these companies control the weather too.....
Phase 1: Invest trillions, lose billions
Phase 2 ???
Phase 3: Earn millions of cashmoney $€
Coincidence creates conspiracy theory. Multiple times over the last several years, just as prices have started to come down, a catastrophe has occurred, resulting in higher prices. The timing for such things always seems so perfect. If you don't expect conspiracy theories to develop, you've lost touch with the world. New day, new event, new conspiracy. Sometimes, new conspiracies form by the hour.
It doesn't help that every time a market starts to see price reductions....something happens to reduce stock and increase price. Not trying to add to the conspiracies, but I find it rather interesting how many times things like this have happened over the past several years. These incidents seem to be great at coinciding with price reductions, resulting in price increases instead.
Just when demand is increasing.....hmm.....
The problem with that logic is this will ALWAYS happen eventually. It might be a month, or a year, or a decade. But some event will always happen which triggers a shortage in any market. Statistically the probably that these events would happen in an already supply limited market is lower since supply shortages would need to be extremely common for that to occur. So a shortage occurring during a bounceback is far more likely. The problem is this community doesn't see the difference between an event occurring one month after an uptick, or three years after an uptick. These are all seen as a "strange coincidence" when demand is "just increasing" no matter how long it's been since the last event. I'm convinced these people would still be saying this even if it had been 20 years since the last event.
The problem is, these events seem to consistently coincide with market wide price reductions. Consumers start to see lower prices on products, and suddenly a catastrophe happens that restricts supply and prices skyrocket again. When prices start to come down again, another catastrophe happens. When people can see a pattern developing, they start to develop conspiracy theories.
It's been years since prices started falling. How is that "suddenly"? What I'm saying is that these events don't coincide at all. People just choose to see it that way because it makes for a better story.