Zero Powers wrote:
> >From: "Ross A. Finlayson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Plainly put, there is plenty to go around for everybody, but the people who
> >it don't give it away for free, and if they did there wouldn't be enough.
> That is not a logical statement. How can there be "plenty to go around for
> everybody" but only if it is *not* shared? Either there is enough for
> everyone, or there is not. If there is truly "plenty" to go around for
> everybody, that would not change if those in possession shared what they
There is only enough to go around if the cost of producing enough to go
around is paid for. If you can't afford to keep producing cause Big
Brudder came and seized it, you are not going to have 'plenty to go
around' next year, cause your farmers will all be bankrupt.
> >There is enough for everyone on the planet to have a meal each day.
> Maybe you eat less than I do, but for me and my family one meal a day
> doesn't equate to *plenty* to go around for everybody.
Actually, with the 30% spoilage typical of western nations' food
distribution systems, there is enough food produced worldwide for
everyone to have a 3500 calorie a day diet.
The fact that you don't understand this explains a lot...
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