I didn't say the resources are unlimited. I said that we can essentially consider some of them unlimited because we can reduce their use by 1000 times AND then recycle them repeatedly. Is that not the same thing in the context of human need? You really need to listen closer to what people say and stop assuming you know what they mean.
Time is not a resource. It doesn't even exist. It's the one thing that's both limited and unlimited, doesn't exist and yet gives value to everything else at the same time. Nice straw man.
You want a truly unlimited resource? How about sunshine. That's pure energy. We can convert it at only .0000001% efficiency and still have more available than we can ever use. In the context of human history, both past and forever in our future, it will never run out. (And before you jump on that, yes I'm saying that people won't be around in 5 billion years when it does run out.)
You want another unlimited resource? How about water, sand and iron? Those are all in more than enough abundance that it is literally impossible to use them up in human times. Guess what? You combine sunlight with sand and you get glass. You combine sunlight with water and you get both hydrogen (mobile energy) and fresh drinking water which can grow all the foods we could want. And lastly, if you combine sunlight with iron (and a pinch of carbon from any source down to plant material), you get steel which can build the machines to do all of the above. Then... you use sunlight directly and you get the energy to power those machines and any others we want to serve us. And when we're done, we can use sunlight to recycle all of the above all over again. Don't be so closed minded on the options we have.
Scarcity in human wealth is no different than saying there isn't enough food to feed all the people in the world. It's pure BS and you know it. The food exists. It's just the politics and economics that's stopping it from being purchased by those hungry people. The rest of the resources are the same way. Sure, we're running way too short on some, like helium, and can't replenish or recycle it but if we recognize this before it's too late, maybe we can find alternatives for enough of it's uses so we can make it last a very long time. At least what Peter and I are both advocating here recognizes that and doesn't just give up, saying, "Well since we can't fix it, why try?"
And as far as the overall wealth of humans in total. You do realize, don't you, that if some free market miracle came along and made people as equal as they honestly deserve, that everyone but the top 1% (.01%??) would be possibly dozens of times as wealthy. Why are these concepts so hard to grasp? Perhaps it's because hook, line and sinker, you swallowed every word and failed concepts some economics scam artist, masquerading as a college professor, suckered you into regurgitating for a lousy grade. My god, man. Start thinking for yourself.
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