This week we address a listener question: How do you depict post-scarcity societies? This is hard since there haven’t ever been any post-scarcity societies to use as examples, but we’ve never let that stop us. Chris raises deep questions about what government and private property would look like in such a society. Wes dissects the implications of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Oren can’t stop saying “post-apocalyptic” when he means “post-scarcity.”
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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.
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Oren was totally wrong, corporations are not legally required to maximize profits, though they often act that way. That’s why it’s important to check your sources!