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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-11 08:49 PM
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111. Now this is changing the subject a bit -
but I think that the economy is a textbook example not of "under-utilization of productive capacity due to anemic demand from consumers and businesses", but rather it is a textbook example of the limiting factor of finite energy supply upon productive capacity, and of a population which has met the limits of its resource base. Energy drives the economy and resources are required for economic growth; in a finite world, a point is reached where growing energy production becomes uneconomical, and where resource constraints limit growth. Classic economics don't really account for that, as "substitution" and the "invisible hand of the markets" are supposed to automatically fix everything.

With that said, I think we have a phenomenal economy, probably the largest economy ever supported on this piece of the continent. Its just not growing fast enough to keep up with the growing population, and, given the global and local real energy and resource circumstances, it can't.
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