in which rising demand departs from flattening supply,
This is impossible.
After that, the gap between demand and supply inexorably widens.
So is this.
There is no such thing as “demand”.
There is no such thing as “supply”.
There is only demand at a price and supply at a price.
For example, there are all sorts of people who would like to buy oil at $7 a barrel. They’re rather out of luck though. There’s also all sorts of people entirely happy to sell oil at $700 a barrel. They are also rather out of luck.
What we actually live in is a market system where prices change so as to balance supply and demand.
Anyone at all who makes a statement so blindingly stupid as “the gap between demand and supply” or “rising demand departs from flattening supply” without pointing out that prices will adjust to make such impossible needs to be sent back to the London School of Economics to finish his degree.
Yes, this probably will get modded out but really Simms, really.