Greek-American Stories: Adding up the Ads

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The biggest complaint about living in a capitalist society, in my opinion, is watching those endless TV commercials where sales people shout and tell you to hurry because this sale won’t last much longer. Then, we’re treated to an annoying, steady drumbeat that pounds their message in the background like Chinese water torture. I can’t decide which ads are the worst. Maybe it’s the car commercials – the ones that feature the latest model cars, “at the lowest prices ever.” We watch as those high tech, slick models go speeding at 170 mph down streets where, not only are there no other...

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