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21 May


The question that’s raised by politicians is: How much will a project cost? The question is not: How much will it cost?, but: Do we have the resources? And we have the resources today to house everyone, build hospitals all over the world, build schools all over the world, the finest equipment in labs for teaching and doing medical research. So you see, we have all that, but we’re in a monetary system, and in a monetary system there’s profit.

 

And what is the fundamental mechanism that drives the profit system besides self-interest? What is it exactly that maintains that competitive edge at it’s core?

Is it high efficiency and sustainability? No. That isn’t part of their design. Nothing produced in our profit based society is even remotely sustainable or efficient. If it was, there wouldn’t be a multi-million dollar a year service industry for automobiles. Nor would the average lifespan for electronics be less than three months before they’re obsolete.

Is it abundance? Absolutely not. Abundance, as based on the laws of supply and demand, is actually a negative thing. If a diamond company finds ten times the usual amount of diamonds during their mining, it means the supply of diamonds has increased, which means the cost and profit per diamond drops.

The fact is; efficiency, sustainability, and abundance are the enemies of profit. To put it into a word, it is the mechanism of scarcity that increases profits.

What goes through you mind?

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