Achieving Post-Scarcity

One step closer to the future

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This chart is the counterpoint to a supply-demand curve. The Y axis is how much profit is made. The X axis is the scale of production. There are three main zones. The peak in the middle is what economists think everyone should strive for, the point at which a business can extract the maximum amount of money from their customers. We will call this the zone of the Profit Maximizing Leech. At the right end of the curve we see the consequence of near infinite supply. This is where Economy Of Scale has been reached and the product is a pure commodity. At the far left end, we see small volume production that often occurs at a loss. This is area traditionally ignored by economists as no rational person would do work for free. It consists primarily of hobbyists and volunteers and I will call this zone Labors Of Love.

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