Poverty & Priorities
Central planning has never worked in the past but one can't help but think there is something in it. Its main problem is egotism on the part of its implementer. In a system where everyone is equal the design is fundamentally flawed as so few genuinely believe that to be the case.
Still, there are times where you just want to break up the world and put it back together in the right order as this gigantic jigsaw puzzle blatantly isn't how it should be.
Can we produce enough food to feed 6.5 billion people? Yes with more on the side.
Can enough clean drinking water be provided for Earth's human population? Again, yes.
Are there enough building materials and skills to house humanity? Materials, yes. Skills, maybe, and if not it's something that can be worked around.
Clothing? Not a question is it.
Communication? Even the remotest places in the world can get a signal nowadays.
Healthcare and transport. These are the dodgy issues. Never enough nurses, doctors, drugs or facilities available or so we are told. Transport links always need work and improvement.
Naturally, things are more complicated than this. Other industries are needed to get these necessities where they need to be. But what seems odd is the idea that some frivolous industries are treated with a higher priority than fulfilling the basic needs the world over.