Comments on: The economics of scapegoating vending machines http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/the-economics-of-scapegoating-vending-machines/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: Gavin Young http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/the-economics-of-scapegoating-vending-machines/comment-page-1/#comment-50781 Fri, 03 Jun 2011 22:56:45 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2446#comment-50781 Nonsense. We should choose the economy over the the environment for sugar? Vending machines are an altar to sugar. They are a serious maladaptive practice that jeopardize our environment. Who cares if they are compared to air conditioners; that’s a ‘red herring’. The fact is that they waste energy, offer zero nutrition, and the plastic pet bottles pollute and require extra energy to produce. People can keep cold ‘sugar water’ in their fridges, can’t they? Vending machines sell ‘diabetes’ in pet bottles too. Yuck.

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By: George Donnerf http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/the-economics-of-scapegoating-vending-machines/comment-page-1/#comment-49525 Fri, 13 May 2011 16:37:58 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2446#comment-49525 In visiting Japan last summer, I thought the vending machines were one of the most charming features – and not at all an eyesore. Especially when it is very hot, the trusty Japanese vending machine is a welcome sight for the thirsty traveler. And there are so many good refreshing drinks to choose from, tasty teas and juices and flavored waters and so on. I wondered why we aren’t offered such good choices in the USA.

It was my first visit and I fell completely in love with Japan. The vending machines are just a part of the scene in your lovely country.

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By: Jeffrey http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/the-economics-of-scapegoating-vending-machines/comment-page-1/#comment-49462 Thu, 12 May 2011 17:50:33 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2446#comment-49462 It seems that every time one makes a proposal similar to this, it has a negative economic backside to it. However, like billboards, I’d like to see the numbers reduced if for no other reason than they are an eyesore.

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