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The reading passage and the lecture both talk about advertisements. The author of reading believes that there are three kinds of benefits on advertisements. However, the lecturer rebuffs that reading passage’s arguments by giving three convincing evidences.
To start with, the lecturer claims that advertisements are mainly to sell products not to inform people. Advertisements do not tell people everything in order to sell their products. They often lead people to wrong information, so people buy products more. This goes against the author’s point that advertisements provide good information to people.
On top of that, the speaker asserts that advertisements are expensive. He support his idea by suggesting that it takes a lot of money to advertise products and companies pass those expense on consumers. Therefore, consumers pay extra money on products. However, this contradicts the writer’s assertion that advertisements allow people to access certain services at lower price.
Finally, the lecturer mentions that advertisements are not good economically. He says advertisements make people buy things more than they actually need. And it ultimately pushes people to spend money to the point where people hurt their credit. Certainly, this is not good for general economy. This counters reading passage’s view that advertisements help national economy.