Capitalism: where manipulating people to make purchases is normal and acceptable

We live in a world where no one bats an eye at the fact that companies manipulate people into spending money, often in subtle ways. Why does this happen, and can we break free of this way of doing things?

Giveaways and raffles exist to buy your data and influence in exchange for the slightest chance of winning

A discussion about giveaways and the why they generally are amazing for companies but typically only bad for people who enter them.