Economic growth is not indispensable.

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Written by Peter A. Victor & Tim jackson

The important point is that belief in the indispensability of economic growth, while deeply rooted in governments virtually worldwide, is quite recent.  The common view that growth has always been an important objective of government is mistaken. That growth is inextricably bound up with human nature is an even greater mistake, if it makes us think that there is no alternative to economic growth. Economic growth is not an unqualified good.  Environmental costs, along with the social costs of unequal growth, can be substantial.

Peter A. Victor & Tim Jackson, State of the World 2015,

 

 

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