Comment: Shrink the economy to two people:

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Shrink the economy to two people:

And they produce two peaches and two apples, the two people will somehow share four pieces of fruit.

If there are four peaches and four tomatoes, the two people will figure out how to allocate their eight pieces of fruit.

Add enough people, and you'll need pricing and markets, but regardless of scale it remains fundamentally the same. Increased production enables increased consumption; not the other way around.

Some people get lost in tremendous volumes and millions of people, and imagine that "boosting demand" means something, but consuming is not producing. Ultimately someone has to grow the peaches.

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