I’ve kept a frustration of mine quiet for at least a decade, but today the dam bursts, the bubble pops and the milk gets spilled. The object of my rejection is ‘by-products’, the pinnacle of capitalist cons, and the summit of social stupidity. I reckon that by-products began a long time ago, when we began adding preservatives to food, but it was only within my lifetime that true by-products appeared. Now when I refer to ‘true’ by-products, I use the definition found in Wikipedia. A by-product is a secondary product derived from a manufacturing process or chemical reaction. It is not the primary product or service being produced.