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Let's define a Basic Post Scarcity Economy as an economic system in which all the basic necessities are provided for free, without requiring any kind of labour in exchange. In this economy working it's entirely optional during the entire lifetime. It is expected that such a lifestyle can be enabled by a widespread automation of the current productive activities. The adjective "basic" is added to discriminate this economy from the related post-scarcity economy in which also luxury goods are widely available.

Additional readings: A curated list of Post-Scarcity resources