The problem is part of a larger issue.
We easily have the technology to harvest sunlight to provide most of our energy (solving global warming), and to grow enough nutritious food to feed everyone, yet our economic system hasn’t evolved to cope with the technical capacity to provide universal abundance.
Growing food, harvesting energy, closing nutrient cycles, are all easy problems compared to getting people to see the limitations and dangers of using markets to measure value. That system worked well when things were genuinely scarce, but fails when faced with the sort of universal abundance we are now capable of generating.
Security requires massive redundancy of all systems.
We don’t have that yet.
Market efficiencies are taking us further and further from it.
And I am more optimistic about our future now than at any time in the last 40 years.
I’m not all doom and gloom, and we have some real changes to make.