Empirical evidence can make a case for a pick-your-poison preference; it does not change the outcome of a degenerative economic science.
Until now, there are no alternatives to the voodoo science of economics, which systemically confounds consequence with cause and thus yields much depravity of reason (Nietzsche).
Second, the endurance of growth is a goal in flagrant conflict with evolution, for evolution is based on renewal, not endless growth to produce sustainability. Hence the very principles we all have mindlessly bought into and adopted are not at all in sync with evolutionary principles, as I charted out here.
Third, with research, you can prove anything you are privy to. My advice is not to attempt to yield unprecedented discovery to break the norm from hindsight that regurgitates the norm.
The reinvention of economics must be subjugated to discovering evolutionary objectives, not to the pick-your-poison choices of a vile-maxim we have managed to conjure up so far.