Questions tagged [artificial-scarcity]

Artificial scarcity is the scarcity of items that exists even though either the technology for production or the sharing capacity exists to create a theoretically limitless or at least greater quantity of production than currently exists.

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Is there a qualitative difference between the rent derived from a supply fixed by nature and single supplier required to supply a fixed quantity?

The assumption are that supply is absolutely and permanently fixed at q average and marginal costs are zero demand always exceeds supply (P ≥ 0) The graph should look the same in both cases: a ...
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Piracy/File sharing - Why aren't songs, movies or ebooks given for free (+ads) like TV?

Update: I have spent 750 reputation points for bounties on this 6 year old question, and it looks like ONLY NOW this question might be closed. LOL. this must be such a huge guinness book of stackex ...