Don't count on that dreamy economic future


Utopian concept is entirely mad, bonkers

About your Alice in Wonderland story (“Clashing visions: A world without jobs vs. a world without scarcity,” March 9) of a world without scarcity that provides almost free merchandise: In free markets come risks that must be rewarded. Without the dreams of profits, how would any business get started?

Corporations will charge as much as competition will bear. Those that have a monopoly on their product or service will charge as much as a regulated free market will tolerate.

I’m no John Maynard Keynes, but the prediction that one day corporations would produce so many goods inexpensively that humans would no longer have to work is a story even Alice wouldn’t buy.

Tom Dresselhuys

Carmel Valley


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