Can Economic Growth Continue Indefinitely?

Georges van Hoegaerden
Georges van Hoegaerden
Founder, Author, and Managing Director of methodEVA.

Yes, but only when we tie the definition of economic growth to the merit of renewable evolutionary progress and strengthening, rather than our bronze-age enslavement to wealth creation.

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell. — Edward Abbey

The pursuit of wealth creation may make one person (or an oligarchic collection of people) the richest in the cemetery; it offers very little renewable value to the evolution of mankind. Wealth creation is, therefore, not the cause nor the indicator of economic prosperity, it can at best be a consequence.

So yes, when we assign economic growth to the evolution of humanity, we can grow “indefinitely” until nature’s entropy puts the smackdown on us.

The sign of an intelligent nation is its willingness and ability to reinvent itself, upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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