Scarcity, Needs, Governance, and Beliefs
If you have taken any modicum of Economics in High School, you are well aware of concepts of Scarcity (S), Needs (S), and Wants (W). If you remember well, you know that the most important connection postulated between S, N, and W is:
Relative to Needs and Wants, Resources are Scarce (Insufficient). Resources as such, are characterized by Scarcity.