Waterford Wedgewood has suspended its stock units from trading on the Irish Stock Exchange after going into receivership.
For the company originally founded by Josiah Wedgewood to now suffer the consequences of Consumerism is indeed another cycle completed. Wedgewood was one of the founders of industrial Britian. The Henry Ford of his day, and just as crucial to the history of mass production. Perhaps the fact that, unlike Henry Ford, he managed to retain some degree of social responsibility planted a humanitarian flaw in the company which eventually caused its downfall - but since the company founded by the disgusting animal Ford would have died last month without the Nanny State, it would seem that Consumerism might not always favour the ruthless and unscrupululous after all.