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I think the political problem is that you can't jettison the word "growth" even though what people want from it is not what economists (and others) define it to be.

Largely, what we all want is life to get better.
In human terms, in individuals terms, the word "growth" is part of that.

The question is: can we have better lives, less pointless suffering, less inequality distress, etc. and "save the planet"?

I'd say that's more possible than "save the planet and keep GDP growing."

But in ordinary discussion, better lives is what people mean around the word growth...

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 at 10:25:27 AM EST

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