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Old 11-06-2005, 05:52 PM
Thumper Thumper is offline
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Default Junior economics question II: what's this obsession with economic growth?

I guess this is another pillar in the argument from the pro-mass immigration crowd, and that is, without it we wouldn't 'grow' economically very much, if we only depended on natural births.

It sounds very vague to me. Is it just an outgrowth of having to sustain the pyramid scheme known as social security, or do they simply mean growth in productivity, or is it something else?

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