Quick Thought of the Day

Is economic growth (like, "2% growth to GDP" this year) necessarily a good thing?

Of course there's population growth (and in today's worth, man is there population growth), and of course we're not trying to suggest that we should create some sort of utopia with flat zero population/economic growth - but there is still a question.

It seems to us to be the same kind of question that's been lurking for a while - when do we stop growing? The natural way of things is to grow until your species reaches carrying capacity - but what happens when we find ways to get around that?

Just something to think about.

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