Scarcity or abundance

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  • 2012Best year in historyLess HungerLess DiseaseMore Prosperity

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  • Julian Simon(1932-1998)

    The Ultimate ResourceThe ultimate resource is peopleespecially skilled, spirited, and hopeful young people endowed with libertywho will exert their wills and imaginations for their own benefit, and so inevitably they will benefit the rest of us as well. The State of Humanity (1995)

    This is my long-run forecast in brief: the material conditions of life will continue to get better for most people, in most countries, most of the time, indefinitely. Within a century or two, all nations and most of humanity will be at or above todays Western living standards.I also speculate, however, that many people will continue to think and say that the conditions of life are gettingworse.

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  • Ideas make things valuableOnly humans have ideasTherefore, only humans make things valuable