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That's not how things have generally worked out in the world. Billions live in abject poverty even although the world has plenty enough to feed them and provide shelter.

The issue is income distribution - and just making more money doesn't magically fix the problem.

> just making more money doesn't magically fix the problem

Magically, no. With an effort yes. There are already experiments with basic pay for example.

Jeremy Rifkin books such as https://www.amazon.com/End-Work-Decline-Global-Post-Market/d... & 'Zero Marginal Cost' discuss the topic.

Yes exactly. We really hope to see this effort made. It's a fixable problem, but often in history great inequality is only fixed by violent revolution, which I don't want to see happen in my (or my daughter's) time!

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