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.

@Wolf480pl How do you plan to ensure your neighbours do not starve? How will you keep them housed? It's not a question of how. How will differ for us all. The alternative is death. Every year it takes more of us while we are told this is the only way. Capitalist apologia concludes the only way forward involves leaving you dead of exposure in a city full of empty homes.

Why do you ask?

@garbados Because it's easy to say "we should fix the world" or "we should heal the sick, solve poverty, give everyone a job, and they'll all live happily after". Everyone can say it. But it's way harder to actually propose some way of achieving it. And even harder to actually do it. I want something I can act on.

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@Wolf480pl here's a proposal: just give the empty homes away. just let whoever wants 'em, have 'em, if they're gonna live there. financial analysis says it's cheaper than cleaning bodies off the street.

proposals are meaningless unless there's labor and materials behind them. are you gonna put labor and materials into ending scarcity?

nobody's giving orders. it's our own lives on the line.

@garbados as someone dealing with aggravation of chronic illness by losing my home due to chronic illness, I approve this message @wolf480pl
@garbados good ppl put their home & resources on the line for me and having no certainty or space of my own is still killing me @wolf480pl
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