What Makes People Buy? 20 Reasons Why

The forces that influence whether people buy include: basic need, convenience, replacement, scarcity, prestige or apparitional purchase, emotional vacuum, lower prices, great value, brand and name recognition, fad or innovation, compulsory purchase, ego stroking, niche identity, peer pressure, the “girl scout cookie effect”, reciprocity or guilt, empathy, addiction, fear, and indulgence… Read more

Why Democracies Are Temporary


“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of a government. It can only exist until the voters discover that the majority can vote themselves gifts from the public treasury.” ~Alexander Fraser Tytler