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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Having It Both Ways

A few months ago, I said that some people claim that scarcity is inevitable and therefore capitalism is obsolete and that others claim that abundance is inevitable and therefore capitalism is obsolete. I have finally found someone who makes both claims.

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Anonymous Proph said...

I do not make the argument that we are presently or will soon be living in a period of resource scarcity at all. To the contrary, I argue that industrialization has succeeded in largely eliminating the constraints on the production of goods faced by early economic society, and that this is a generally good thing, but that it introduces a whole new set of social problems with which laissez faire economics were never intended to manage.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous Vader said...

Looks like you left a mark, Joseph.

2:30 PM  

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