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OPINION: Plundering the planet

Thursday 30 May 19 11:00am



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By BRIAN EASTON, economist


Can we consume limited resources forever? Is economic growth just a Ponzi scheme in which we borrow from the future? Is economic growth as we know it coming to an end?

Over two centuries ago, the first-ever professor of economics, Thomas Malthus, predicted that levels of personal income would stagnate.

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