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Synonyms for scarce

Synonyms for scarce

not enough to meet a demand or requirement

rarely occurring or appearing

by a very little; almost not

Synonyms for scarce

deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

only a very short time before

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An artificial scarcity is a purported, or false, scarcity of items where there are no real scarcities [8].
The final is the impact of governmental interventions on the market equilibrium prices through regulations and creating artificial scarcities.
While it is important to understand the nature of these scarcities, their causes, and their cures, our main emphasis in this article rests upon what comes after the period of scarcity.
What is special about religion-connected violence is that the scarcities are not in tangible goods.
The amount of fresh water in the world remains constant, but its uneven distribution, along with rising demand, is creating increasing scarcities.
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.
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.