A phemonal number of new "hit" songs-are covers. Concert goers know the performer is miming- and they dont care. Brochures for "environmentally safe" products, electric cars, appliances, are printed on glossy paper. Companies can claim a machine recording and press button options, is actually "better service" and shows "commitment" to customer care. Jessics Simpson actually has a career. Supermarkets are cutting back or charging for plastic shopping bags- so you have to purchase a specially made shopping bag, and purchase rolls of plastic garbage bags to do the same thing.