Abundance vs. Scarcity

  • phosphorus mines are running out vs. the phosphorus hasn't gone anywhere
  • food needed vs wasted food
    • fact: 40% of food goes wasted, and less than 40% of people go hungry
    • fact: hunger is a distribution issue, not a production issue
    • fact: hunger kills more than 11 million people a year. it's a pandemic.
  • water needed vs wasted water
    • fact:
  • tech progress vs wellbeing decline
    • story: as technocapitalism has become our new religion, folks feel less well
    • fact: nearly 50% of US children are diagnosed with a chronic disorder or disease
    • fact: there are more smartphones than people in the world
    • fact: billions of people do not have internet or smartphones. many of them are happy.
  • more ecological exploration/discovery vs less varieties of life surviving
    • fact: species of life are being wiped out at an accelerating rate these days
    • fact: the Tao is not the name Tao
  • less extracted energy => more overall activity?

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Abundance vs. Scarcity