The Abolition of Scarcity - Kevin Carson

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The future will be shaped largely by three interlocking trends: imploding capital outlay requirements for production, imploding transaction costs of networked organization, and the eroding enforceability of artificial property rights. Taken together, they will render the propertied classes' privileged access to large amounts of land and capital irrelevant, act as a force-multiplier for bootstrapping the alternative economy, drastically lower the revenue streams required both for households to subsist and microenterprises to stay in business, and shift a large portion of consumption needs into the category of Free or virtually Free as embedded rents on artificial property rights are washed out of the price of goods.