Limit to growth
April 18, 2007 10:00 AM Subscribe
Why is economic growth necessary?
posted by bluefrog to Work & Money (32 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Sorry for this utterly naïve question. Our current economic system seems to need growth to stay on track, while unlimited growth is being questionned on ecological grounds. So why is growth necessary, in real terms (GDP/inhabitant)? There's the start of an explanation here
but I'm not sure I really understand.