Of Markets, Money and Monopolies

Sometimes a picture gets the point across quicker.

Money is a necessary evil for allocating real scarcity – therefore it needs to be definitively scarce itself.

Markets make more (good for maximising and allocating goods, bad).

Monopolies make less (good for limiting bads; evil for limiting goods).

Artificial abundance has unintended consequences (artificial goods can create artificial bads, this balances out but trying to manipulate these markets for the “greater good” is an act of hubris – let the information be free).

Artificial scarcity of goods is a sin.

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