What optimizes resource gathering, processing, manufacture and distribution is ---> the free market unhindered by central control.
Whoever does it the most efficiently wins because they can offer the product or service at the lowest price.
If the 20th century teaches us anything it is the massive failure and inefficiency of centralized planning and centralized economics. That is the whole message of Austrian economics.
Central control viciously suppresses innovation, prevents natural price discovery and quickly becomes weighed down with fraud, bribery and favoritism (fascism).
In a Venus Project type scenario the central planners would choose resources and service providers that would give them the most bribe money, not the most efficient and innovative. Persistent innovators who refuse to accept bribes would be hunted down and eliminated as "enemies of the People".
~wobbles but doesn't fall down~
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