Economists have convinced the general public, businessmen and politicians that the purpose of life is a rapidly growing economy. Unfortunately, economists never mingle with biologists on campus. If they did, there would learn there is a downside to a growing economy:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
- It is not sustainable. We live on a finite earth with finite resources. This applies to both renewable and non-renewable resources.
- When the economy grows, pollution grows, including CO₂ and other greenhouse gases.
- As the economy grows, we consume non-renewable resources at an accelerated rate.