Goods that were abundant are now scare, and vice versa

“Goods that were once scarce are now abundant, such as bread and food in general (which are still scarce in a large, poorly developed, part of the world, but super abundant in the developed part). In contrast, goods that were once abundant have become scarce: space, time, desire, water, earth, light. Unless we intend to produce or re-produce everything that was ‘nature,’ we will have to collectively manage new types of scarcity.”

-Henri Lefebvre

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