Some resourced-based economy proponents say endless growth is bad. If an economic system promotes consumerism, innovation, and increasingly attractive goods and services; if it motivates people to do good by offering them freaking fantastic products and services people love, humanity will continue destructive consumption patterns, patterns which are wrecking the planet.
Endless growth is not our problem, unless that growth is fueled by money as defined today, which inevitably raises the question: Can we afford it?
Not with today’s monetary systems. That’s why I don’t blame people when they say endless growth is something we can’t afford. They’re stuck inside reality. With today’s economic systems, not only can we not afford endless growth, we can barely afford to dream.
We’re too busy being realistic.
Don’t agree? Let me know, comments are open.