non-scarcity

scarcity

[skair-si-tee]
noun, plural scarcities.
1.
insufficiency or shortness of supply; dearth.
2.
rarity; infrequency.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English scarsete(e) < Old North French escarsete. See scarce, -ity

nonscarcity, noun, plural nonscarcities.


1. shortage, want, lack, paucity.
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scarcity (ˈskɛəsɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  inadequate supply; dearth; paucity
2.  rarity or infrequent occurrence

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scarcity
c.1300, from O.N.Fr. escarceté (O.Fr. escharsete), from eschars (see scarce).
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scarcity definition


The basic problem on which classical economic theory is built: simply, that human wants will always exceed the resources available to fulfill those wants. This tenet was challenged by the rise of what John Kenneth Galbraith described as the affluent society.

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