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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-11 07:44 PM
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108. and how much of that is population added since 2000?
If you say that all the economic growth we have had doesn't count simply because the population grew faster, then haven't we done this over and over and over again in the past? And aren't we likely to have another round of economic growth again, which after a few years we'll turn around and ignore because population grew faster again, and we're all worse off anyway?

Of course at the moment that perspective helps nobody at all, but it does point out how ridiculous it is to pray for economic growth to "lift us all out of poverty", while we ignore the one thing that keeps shoving us back into worse circumstances.
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