Saturday August 18th 2012 Tim
I wonder what actually happens when an economy does not grow.
And I wonder whether growth is an assumption measured by Gross Domestic
Product. And I wonder why growth is indeed measured by Gross Domestic
Product. And I wonder why the political class is so
dedicated to the promise of increase.
It's easy to say that in
our species imagination has hit a brick wall. It's easier to say there
is no measuring happiness, or contentment, or joy, or success, or dreams
except through Gross Domestic Product. And even easier to wander
through the meanings of 'Gross Domestic Product' and come away feeling
vaguely ashamed, depressed and otherwise emotional..