Diamond Advertising and Civil Strife
This paper is a literature review to answer the question: "Does diamond advertising lead to civil strife that damages international relations and causes vast amounts of human suffering?"
# 55553 | 3,255 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Jan 31, 2005 in Advertising (Industry-Specific) , Political Science (General) , Economics (General)
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This paper explains that advertising contributes to the conditions that cause prices to increase, making diamonds ever more valuable for clandestine transactions among the world's criminals and terrorists. The author points out that the media is responsible for carrying the messages that create the demand; the mine owners create the profit motive. The paper concludes that, even though diamonds reach the consumer via a number of criminal, corrupt, or terrorist individuals or organizations, De Beers's advertising is at the root of the civil wars, international ill will, and maiming and murdering of civilians, which happens in the countries that produce at least the so-called "blood diamonds".
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