Re: diamonds the real story
Ya know, I was gonna post something about De Beers a while back when, I think, ER was shopping for a ring for his fiance'. But at the time, it seemed sorta out of place, so I didn't.
However, I remember some years ago seeing a TV prog on the De Beers group, and how they perpetuated the 'rarity' and 'value' of diamonds. In fact, diamonds are quite common and and the De Beers monopoly has done a fine job indeed of keeping their price up. Capitalism at its best!!
No offense ER, if in fact I am alluding to the correct .org member. Diamonds are still 'a girl's best friend' and there is nothing wrong with that. They should just be a lot less expensive.