'Cause I'm a model, you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
-Right Said Fred (1992)
Hi, I'm famous! Floridians, where you at, woo woo! I'm on the north side of this state, right close to that big ol' college with all of those reptiles everywhere. Also, southern Georgians and Alabamans, let's get 2gether and start this love revolution!!!
In other words, the larger the numbers of people there are, the less capable they are of predicting or planning for anything. They just sort of fly by the seat of their pants. They'll say stuff like: "It is what it is!", or "Well, what are you gonna do?", and all that jazz. The result of this is that governments either a) already have enough to pacify their populations or b) they go to war to take what they need or c) they get tyrannical.
Most of the time since the industrial revolution (ca. 1800), Adam Smith's capitalism has worked out just fine for humanity. But then, when things start to go really, really wrong, you need to look to Thomas Malthus for guidance!