Does to me:
I agree, but the hegemony of market based thinking seeks to deny that there are any such limits or that there is an issue to be faced.
That is one of the many reasons why one day we will need to hold those who have promoted such false thinking to account. For now, we need to make clear to the world that firstly such \’free\’ market thinking is actually an exercise in exploiting the planet and the generations to come, and secondly, that there are alternatives.
And of course Ritchie is his usual incompetent self in the claim that market based thinking tries to insist that there are no limits. For of course markets are about economic goods. Economic goods are defined by there being a scarcity of them. If there\’s no scarcity of something then they\’re not an economic good and there\’s no markets in them.
So, given that the entire market based thing is all about how we deal with scarcity, we cannot go around stating that markets ignore scarcity, can we?
Well, we can, but we\’d be idiots to do so.