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Old 11-06-2005, 06:47 PM
Thumper Thumper is offline
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Default Re: Junior economics question II: what's this obsession with economic growth?

this wrote:
I have a knack for ending threads, shame to jump in so early...

Economic growth is the numeric growth of the money supply. Get it to increase every year - or else. The British Empire responded by conquering and pillaging through Free Trade deals. Canada responded by selling our assets for short term payments on the national debt, and immigration because we are feminists now (we don't have babies thank you)
but I thought inflation was a bad thing :-o

what happens if we don't grow?
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