Galileo and the theory of value

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"isThe sun and air limited?" You think that is a "paradox"? Have you not opened up a principles text? There will be a section very near the beginning on 'free goods'. Air will be most likely be the example used. With the caveat that it will cease to be such a good in places like the moon or underwater. My textbook suggested that air might cease to be a free good if polluted too much.

It sounds like you believe that economics demands that all goods be scarce, & I have to wonder from where or from who you acquired such a bizarre idea.

The simple fact is that if a good is not scarce, it does not need to be economised on, & since economists study the logic & results of such economising behaviour there is in the case of the a non scarce goods nothing to study.

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