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  •  an adequate supply of food (8+ / 0-)

    shelter, education and medicine is pretty easy to define.

    if we have a true deficit in any category, we can decide what to do in context at that point.

    i am not convinced we have a true deficit.  we certainly have a distribution problem.

    charles eisenstein points out that we might have up to an 80% excess production capacity on this planet at this moment for goods.

    this is not the accepted message.  scarcity is the accepted message, but if we have so much scarcity, why do we produce so much garbage in the form of products which are meant to break or wear out almost immediately?  that fact alone suggests that we have excess capacity.  hoarding as a psychological disease suggests we have excess capacity.

    i think the scarcity we are likely to experience in the future has to do with the destruction of global resources via over consumption and overproduction of garbage products in everything from cars to appliances to clothing.

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    by BlueDragon on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:34:12 PM PST

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