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Re: Scarcity and limitedness - again (was: Re: [ox-en] Commons in a taxonomy of goods)

Stefan Merten wrote:
Scarcity describes a situation where despite
better knowledge there *won't* be more apples
- for instance to keep the prices high.

This is commonly referred to as "artificial scarcity"
because it is constructed by those seeking profit.

It is a common and old problem.  One of my favorite writers on the
subject is Frédéric Bastiat with his sarcastic approach such as

A modern example is Belgian farmers destroying milk to raise prices:

Also see the comments from Zikzak at
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