What kind of growth?

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mariusm98
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What kind of growth?

It seems to me that chapter 5 is mixing up two fundamentally different types of growth:

1. Growth in human population.

2. Economic growth, as in GDP or other indexes.

Unless the author distinguishes more clearly, I can't see how this whole chapter could make much sense.

E.g: "I, for one, want to see continued advances in energy efficiency, medical technology, and everything else that modern society can offer."

Well, who doesn't want this? And who says it isn't happening? 

 

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bluhorizon
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I know I want everything

I know I want everything that technology has to offer but without the downside and harmful effects to nature.

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