What is the big deal about 'growth'?
Hi all...first post.
Just read this today
I stopped on the first paragraph:
'As Australia's most heavily populated state, NSW is struggling to keep pace with the national rate of population growth.'
Why is 'growth' such a big deal. Why is there a constant struggle to grow everything - be it population, business, profit etc? In a (supposed) world where we are running out of oil, land etc, why is there such a struggle?
In this case, would it be a bad thing if the population stopped growing? What would happen, other than the Georgia Guidstone-type people gleefully rubbing their hands?
Is it a purely western phenomenon? Or is it merely the capitalist way?
Methinks we're being conned. Or do I just have it totally wrong?