The following is an excerpt from what I and others consider my best post of all time. I spent three days writing it and it ended up being about 16 pages long, but I think 4, maybe 5 people read the darn thing. Thus I put it behind a patreon paywall, in part because I've always been curious about how pricing something makes people psychologically want it more, but also in part because I wanted to experiment with paywalls.
"This introduces a very interesting truism about humanity. That the vast majority of value in our lives is not exchanged through money, but via humans voluntarily bartering their time, attention, and excellence with one another. I would argue this has always been the case about humanity/economics - where monetary exchange, though necessary, only accounted for a small minority of the total value of the human experience. But with income inequality gone, with wealth unlimited, THE ONLY THING remaining is the value of human interaction. But it can't just be "any" human interaction. It's going to have to be valuable, quality, and sought-after human interaction. And this will pose a problem for leftists."