16. Scarcity and Human Rights

You know what I think about scarcity? It’s the conflict that arises because there are limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants and drives decisions of everyone on the planet. Scarcity is the cause of all economic activity, and is the basis of universal economic laws, such as supply and demand, diminishing returns, competition and cooperation, and comparative advantage, and is also the source of the concept of universal human rights. But are human rights truly universal? Perhaps there’s another measure.

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