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Every conversation about growth (population, economy, etc) reminds me of Ed Abbey's epigram: "growth for growths' sake is the ideology of the cancer cell."
Groups, businesses, countries like to be taken seriously, respected, feared; and size is one means of achieving that end, but it typically just leads to a desire for more growth, more dominance.
And eventually the host organism dies.
by Andhakari on Fri Apr 16th, 2010 at 06:35:35 AM EST

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