We’ve only ever needed enough economic growth to support the population growth in reasonable comfort, health and happiness. All other gains in “growth” have been artificial, and have gone exclusively to balance sheets counting up phantom wealth. We have all the resources we need for everyone’s well-being. But these resources are trapped behind a wall — a system that manufactures scarcity, demands the exchange of meaningless fiat values for real goods, and punishes those who lack an abstraction (a dollar) when what they need is a real commodity (a meal).

“Heaven is a library of every book ever written, eternity to sit and read, and a bottomless cup of the best coffee.”

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