The cause of our present stagnation is that the supply line or arteries furnishing the needs of the country are clogged with obsolete, outworn and outmoded machinery, buildings and commodities of all kinds. These are obstructing the avenues of commerce and industry and are preventing new products from coming through. There is little demand for new goods when people make their old and worn-out things do, by keeping them longer than they should.
Stefan Wrbka & Larry A. DiMatteo, Comparative Warranty Law: Case of Planned Obsolescence, 21 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 907 (2019)