- Mats Kaarbø
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Debate: Does Ownership Lead to Unnecessary Waste?
Is it logical and sustainable for every single human to have one of everything made? Regardless of their usage? Wouldn't that be extremely wasteful and inefficient? If a person has a need for a good, but that need is only for about 45 minutes a day on average. Wouldn't it be much more efficient if that good was made available to others when needed?
Many forget that it isn't the good in and of itself they want, but the purpose of that good. When we realize that the good itself is only as important as its utility, it seems that "external restriction" or what we might call today "ownership" is extremely wasteful and environmentally illogical in a fundamental, economic sense.