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But unless these goods are in competition for scarce resources, there is no reason that we cannot have all of it.

They do not strike me as being in direct competition for raw materials, so basically they're in competition for qualified labour. Which is currently sufficiently abundant as to be a problem.

So the actual choice is whether to provide all of these things (with the possible exception of the TV, which might be in competition for energy resources), or providing only a subset of them. The latter is of course only desirable if your objective is to keep third-world countries miserable, suppress labour bargaining power through unemployment, or both.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Feb 26th, 2011 at 09:28:48 AM EST
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