Could there ever be quality-control laws to prevent “planned obsolescence” of products?



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    Yes, and I believe these laws are on the horizon for many states and hopefully the country as a whole. One way to reduce planned obsolescence is to force companies to take back their product when a consumer is ready to upgrade. In this manner the good is changed from a product to a service (think about it this way, you would lease refrigeration instead of buying a refrigerator- all you want is for your food to stay cold anyways). This forces companies to think how they will use the items once they are returned to them, and also encourages companies to create higher quality, longer lasting, more adaptable goods.

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