The hottest Consumers Substack posts right now

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Altered States of Monetary Consciousness • 38 HN points • 18 Jan 24
  1. Corporate capitalism is a complex, circular system with no clear beginning or end.
  2. Understanding the roles of state institutions, corporations, and financial sectors is essential in comprehending the economy.
  3. Consumers, workers, managers, and suppliers all play key roles in the corporate capitalist ecosystem.
Never Met a Science • 66 implied HN points • 15 Nov 23
  1. In the attention economy of social media, demand can increase as supply increases, leading to an unsustainable positive feedback loop.
  2. The attention economy operates differently from traditional market economies, with attention being a key commodity rather than money.
  3. Consumers, producers, and algorithms play unique roles in driving the positive feedback loop of the attention economy, which can have far-reaching implications.
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The Transcript • 78 implied HN points • 20 Feb 23
  1. The economy seems fine despite initial concerns of it being worse.
  2. Consumers are still spending, and capital markets are beginning to overlook inflation.
  3. There are doubts about the Fed tightening aggressively without causing a recession, but signs are not showing any current recession threats.
The Social Juice • 9 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. Stressed consumers value experience over material possessions; focus on humanizing buying experiences.
  2. Consumers with low self-esteem may buy inferior products and need reassurance through marketing efforts such as email and social media.
  3. Creatives need boredom to resonate with consumers; give consumers time to explore passions and discover new products.
CIRP - Apple Report • 39 implied HN points • 21 Jun 23
  1. Consumers still want Mac computers despite the shift to mobile-first computing era.
  2. Apple refreshed the high-end Mac desktops and introduced a new larger MacBook Air with a 15" display.
  3. Laptops dominate Mac computer sales, accounting for over three-quarters of sales in the recent twelve-month period.
Meliora by Ana Stoica • 0 implied HN points • 29 Feb 24
  1. The article discusses greenwashing in fashion, revealing how brands mislead about sustainability. Companies like Zalando, H&M, L'Oréal, and Stella McCartney have faced scrutiny.
  2. Consumers' choices, companies' practices, and regulators' policies play a role in promoting a more sustainable future, even within the startup ecosystem.
  3. Ana Stoica explores topics like creativity, overqualification, and self-efficacy, offering insights for founders and teams.
The API Changelog • 0 implied HN points • 15 Mar 24
  1. Breaking changes in APIs can cause a mismatch between what the API does and what the documentation says. Updating documentation with new restrictions is complex and involves updating various elements like how-tos, tutorials, and code samples.
  2. When capabilities are removed from an API, corresponding parts of the documentation become outdated. It's crucial to update documentation to reflect what capabilities are no longer available, instead of leaving users confused with dead-end links.
  3. Maintaining a list of documentation dependencies for each API operation can help keep documentation aligned with changes introduced in the API. This method ensures that all relevant parts of the documentation are reviewed and updated when necessary.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter • 0 implied HN points • 09 Nov 14
  1. Having three major labels in the music industry can lead to an oligopoly, limiting choices for platforms like Spotify and ultimately hurting consumers.
  2. Individual artists having their own labels can potentially benefit both platforms like Spotify and consumers, as negotiation power is more evenly distributed.
  3. Exclusive deals between artists and platforms can limit consumer choices and drive business models towards uniformity, stifling innovation and competition.
Global Markets Investor • 0 implied HN points • 28 Mar 24
  1. US consumers' finances are a significant factor in the country's economic health, with personal consumption expenditures accounting for a large portion of the GDP.
  2. There is concern over a potential weakening of US consumers' financial situation and its impact on economic growth.
  3. It is important to analyze the data and trends to understand the reality of the US economy and the potential future implications.