SCHULMAN | The Best Things in Life are Free

Imagine if New York bagels weren’t scarce in Ithaca — no one would settle for powdered eggs on a mediocre CTB bagel ever again.

Imagine if classes had more seats — that would certainly make this week’s course enroll easier. We imagine a world with less scarcity all the time. Other things, like the laws of physics, affect our lives. But we don’t usually imagine a world where the atomic weight of hydrogen were different — or at least, I’m not smart enough to imagine it. On the other hand, imagining a world without scarcity is easy, and scarcity has a huge effects on our lives.

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