How much are concepts of post-scarcity and abundance economics just ideological/idealist or do we really observing their beginnings already?
- healthcare: gets more and more expensive
- food: good organic food does not get cheaper
- water: not a problem where it is really abundant since centuries. Some lakes are gone however for example to water an agglomeration like Los Angeles.
- good air: not abundant in large urban areas, air pollution has arrived even in Germany, a country which has been looking at this for long time
- work: try to get a well paid job without advanced qualification
- housing: everywhere scarce with exception of deep, partly abandoned rural areas (3D printing can be a solution, but i.e. in Germany not possible due to unmet requirements regarding energy efficiency standards)
- education: either not free or of declining quality (i.e. German schools would need billions of investment to catch up)
- family/parenting: women are allowed and expected to make career which creates additional pressure if they target both having kids and high life quality
How to recognise then an empirical evidence that we move to abundance and post-scarcity (sounds like promise of communists in old times actually)?