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Re: [ox-en] verzola on abundance

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2010/7/6 Diego Saravia <dsa>

  Looking more closely at the logic of business firms, it is obvious
 that the immediate effect of restricting abundance is to reduce
 supply and increase overall demand. These in turn raise prices or
 keep their levels high. If the costs of production change little or
 not at all and prices go up, then profits go up. This is the logic
 behind corporate efforts to develop technologies and influence State
 policies that give them closer control over the abundance and
 scarcity of goods: to create the best conditions for maximizing

that is called monopoly.

  economist's answer is that society's higher goals are indeed served
 when everyone pursues their own selfinterest in free competition
 with others.

only in free markets.
monopolies could not exist in free markets

we have monopolies in every important market in the earth

so free market economy is an illusion, its only a history for childs to

In fact, economists argue, the competitive pursuit of
 individual gain accomplishes overall social goals *better*, even if
 this "was no part of his intention," than when individuals
 consciously try to advance society's higher goals.

Nash proved that this stuff is not true.

  1. Make the resource accessible to a greater number of people -
    ideally, to all.

ok, but there are a lot of resources not available to all.

 2. Make sure the resource will last for generations, preferably

in contradiction with 1

 3. Build a cascade of abundance.


 4. Develop an ethic that nurtures abundance.

its ok if things are abundant. but a lot are not.

 5. Attain dynamic balance.

in contradiction with 1 and 2

 -- p.18ff.

Advice 3 is BTW the way Free Software came into being. It all started
with an editor (Emacs) and an compiler (Gcc).

in intellectual goods is ok, materials ones very difficult

He also gives some threats:

 1. The current reliance on a nonrenewable energy base.


 2. The linear production processes of the industrial sector.


 3. The unchecked growth of human population.


 4. The unlimited corporate drive for profit.


 -- p.20f.

Diego Saravia

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