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Unformatted text preview: There are rating systems now for television programming. Why is television and Hollywood putting all this violence and sex on the screen? Well, are we paying good money to watch it? I would conclude that television and movies contain what they do because we are consuming it at a very profitable level for the producers. We are telling them through our consumption that this is what we want to see. If we did not want to see this type of programming, then we would not be buying it, and the industries would quickly figure out that what they were producing was not profitable. Programming would then change. Should government assume that we do not know what the best basket of commodities for us to consume is, then step in to take care of us? Should government intervene and censor what television and Hollywood should produce?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ECO 210 taught by Professor Malls during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '10