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SquidTheDan t1_itg2f4u wrote

This is false because it operates on the assumption that people will put the greater good before their own profits.


Fearfultick0 t1_itguy7e wrote

People who think debate is the only thing keeping us from Eutopia don’t understand that most of our social ills arise from scarcity, rather than character flaws.


SquidTheDan t1_itgvy2m wrote

True. However, much of that scarcity is engineered and enforced to maintain a certain social hierarchy. There's enough food on Earth to feed the population, there is far more than space to comfortably house everyone. The problem is that some have far more than they need, leaving the rest to fight over the scraps.