Comment: Does this make sense:

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Does this make sense:

If #1 is true, then the big obstacle standing in our way of prosperity is getting people to want more stuff (or better stuff). Once we accomplish that, production will "fall into line" and make the stuff.

If #2 is true, then the big obstacle standing in our way of prosperity is figuring out how to make more/better stuff. Once we accomplish that, we can then enjoy the more/better stuff.

It should be self-evident to anyone that understands human nature that #1 falls flat on its face, and doesn't describe why people have different levels of prosperity over time or in different parts of the world. We don't have more prosperity today than 100 years ago because we are better at wanting stuff, we're better at making stuff.

Does that make sense to anyone?