False image of scarcity

Societies with abundant resources but which operate from an image of scarcity require over-consumption to sustain themselves. Either goods must be accumulated or goods must be wasted in order to feed the consumption machine. Production systems perpetuate themselves by producing unnecessary goods, goods which are unrelated to needs, encouraging even more over-consumption.
Broader Problems:
Production of non-essentials
Related Problems:
Scarce resources
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST