Originally posted by teapot
Growth in itself is not the problem. It is the insane drive for exponential growth that is bringing western and developed economies to their knees.
This why I believe slower growth, working in symbiosis with the rest of the natural world, would result in self sustaining economies.
Exponential doesn't mean 'fast'. It means the rate of change is dependant upon the current value of what's changing. N(t)=N*exp(kt). It's the k part that determines the rate. Slow growth = low k. N is population, about 7 billion if N is people. t is time.