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Actually, I own Peter Schiff's more recent copy of the book.

Completely understand and agree with the premiss about capital and savings.

But even in that example, before they have nets, increasing demand can't help them catch more fish. Even in the short run.

According to the story, they already spent all day trying to catch fish by their hands (maximized their productive efforts) and could only catch one fish each day.

They couldn't possible increase consumption, and even wanting to increase consumption wouldn't help.

I'd argue that consumption doesn't in any way lead to increasing production, not even in the short run.