These Few Conglomerates Control Every Aspect of Our Lives

in news •  3 years ago  (edited)

Next time you're at the grocery story and can't decide on Doritos, Cheetos or Lays chips, remember that it doesn't really matter because they're all owned by the very well know conglomerate, PepsiCo.

PepsiCo is one of the many large conglomerates that controls several brands in a similar space that we're all accustomed to seeing on our grocery store shelves.

Another perfect example is Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola also owns a wide range of brands in similar spaces that include Minute Maid, Dasani, Fanta, Sprite, and of course Coke. These conglomerates do a great job of hiding in plain sight, and offering many "options," just to mislead us, the consumers.

Below are the conglomerates that control every aspect of our lives:


Media

The media is controlled by 6 major conglomerates that include GE, News-Corp, Walt Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. Combined, these 6 conglomerates control 90% of the media.


Finance

America's financial assets are controlled and held by 10 financial "institutions" that include JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup.


Dating

Just when we thought that you had dating websites options, it turns out that we don't.

IAC is the conglomerate that controls 45 of the leading dating websites and apps that include OKCupid, Match.com, Tinder, and HowAboutWeMeet, including a few known media websites as well.


Cars

Cars aren't safe from conglomerates either. 55 of the leading cars brands in the world are controlled by 14 car conglomerates.


Food & Drink

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Nestle, and Kraft, are the 10 conglomerates that control a majority of the food and drink products that we consume.


Next time you're at a grocery store, car dealership, or thinking of trying out online dating, remember that you only have the illusion of choice.

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Sick, sad world.....

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Yes, it really is a sick and sad world @papa-pepper.

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Did you find any mechanically separated chicken yet?

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I have not yet, and I'd rather not find any mechanically separated chickens.

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Okay, I'd suggest not reading the ingredient list for Slim Jims then.

That's why my favorite places to shop for food are 1) THE WOODS and 2) THE GARDEN.

I know that it didn't get much attention, but this is a great post. I would revise it and post it in #food and maybe #anarchy.

Also, you may not want to use the #steem and #steemit categories unless your post specifically deals with one or the other. Just some advice, but check out THIS POST for instance. (Figured I'd warn you ahead of time). Thanks man!

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Hi @papa-pepper,

I thought that no one read my post, and I'm just seeing your comments.

I love your favorite places to shop. If I had access to the woods and a garden, those would be my favorite places to shop as well.

Thanks for the support, kind words, and for the suggestions @papa-pepper. Those are great suggestions by the way, and I will repost a revised version in the hashtag categories that you suggested some time this weekend.

I missed that post, so another thank you for the heads up and the warning.

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Yeah I figured you were unaware about that post and thought that I could warn you more gently than someone else . I do really like your article and think it deserves another chance, so I'm glad you're taking my advice.

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Thanks again for the heads up @papa-pepper.

I'm also glad to hear that you like my article and maybe it does deserve a second chance. Either way, I'll be taking your advice, and I'll republish a revised version this weekend.

I also need to start minding my categories and only post in the the right categories. Mis-tagging could be the reason why none of my posts have received any really attention.

Thanks again @papa-pepper!

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I think that mis-tagging a post like that is enough to make certain whales refuse to upvote it, even if they really liked the article.