No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.

@garbados Artificial scarcity in the name of profit is one of the most egregious things about the modern world

@And_Zoidberg
It's the price regulation by the government that you propose?
Or the more aggressive and widespread application of antitrust laws?

@garbados
Not that I disagreed, but I want to know how to solve this problem. Only "rising awareness" isn't something I want to do. Large-scale violence won't work either.

@amiloradovsky @And_Zoidberg

"price regulations by the government"

🤔 the last time i checked it wasn't the state telling your boss to rip you off, or the distributor to overstock food and throw out what isn't bought amid thousands fucking starving, or the developers to build houses only for the rich, or the slumlords and "rental management agencies" who hold our access to shelter hostage. profit drives artificial scarcity and if we are to survive then it must be destroyed.

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@amiloradovsky @And_Zoidberg as for the "how", the first step is survival. the rich and the scabs do not consider these problems the way that those murdered by them do; it is an abstraction to them, a kind of amusing puzzle. to me it is a gun pointed at everyone i know.

grey markets, acapital material networks, whispernets, stakeholder cooperatives, and sheer comradery have kept us alive and as they mature and fortify, they will keep more of us alive. we must seize the means of survival.

@garbados
Sorry, I can't read this language. Although I may have a vague idea of what that means.
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