Comment: True-ish is the most deceptive sort of lie

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True-ish is the most deceptive sort of lie

What compels people to trade is the fact division of labor. Everyone does some things better than they do others. If they had to do the things they do poorly along with the things they do well they would be worse off. Instead people do what they do best and trade with other people that do what they do best.

Both are better off as a result. That's it, that's all. Everyone could go live in the woods and set squirrel traps but they don't want to.

And we have abundance. The state ensures that it is all collected by the ruling class.

We will have no scarcity however. Scarcity is about us, and about marginal utility. You have enough of something, you want something else. That will always be the case.