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The Pearl Report
2017.10.23 - Designated Demise
On Air Date: 2017.10.23 (Mon)
 
How durable are home and office appliances?

"Planned obsolescence" was the idea of an American in 1932 to end the Great Depression, by having the government set a lifespan for products so consumers have to keep buying new ones. 80 years on, does this business model still exist?

Reporter: Yan Zhao