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The final is the impact of governmental interventions on the market equilibrium prices through regulations and creating artificial scarcities.
The amount of fresh water in the world remains constant, but its uneven distribution, along with rising demand, is creating increasing scarcities.
While he argues that resource scarcities can cause violent intrastate conflict under unfavorable conditions, he believes that such scarcities are less likely to cause interstate conflict.
In a postmodern and more ecological period it has become clearer that socially induced "indiscrete" desire has failed to transcend static or discrete habits of want; which is as much to say that indiscrete scarcity shows itself capable of generating new and unforeseen discrete scarcities.