We Cannot Amuse Ourselves to Death


Zander Nethercutt on Medium:

Since economic growth is measured by an increase in the amount of goods and services consumed, it follows that for an economy to keep growing, more and more resources must be created and consumed within it. Many of these are finite resources, like oil, water, or lumber. Resource finitude is a catch-22 for the modern economy — in order to sustain itself, it must continue to consume finite resources,¹ but the nature of finite resources is just that — eventually, they run out.


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