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though this activity may have impacted their publicity; hence, the increase in sales. First, the emissions released into the atmosphere by the vehicles that were sold before their plan was revealed cannot be reversed. Second, these multinational businesses have a significant impact on the other smaller firms inthe market. Hence, if they prove that cheating is beneficial, the damage that will be caused by these smaller organizations could be more than the harm done by one big multinational entity. Moreover, such an act puts in place the wrong precedence in the market. Question 5I would not knowingly take the business decision to plan for my products to become obsolete to drive revenue. A business is comprised of many aspects other than the profit-making dimension. It is also about the customers and the communities surrounding these entities, which means that they need to be considered and respected. Engaging in planned obsolescence implies that I would be controlling their decisions indirectly. I would be dictating to them the period that they would use a product, even if it had the potential of lasting longer than currently being allowed. I want to convince consumers to buy my products, but I do not aim at “arm-twisting” them into doing it.
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