Growth seems to be back in the UK. But while good for votes, perpetual growth in a closed system seems to defy the laws of physics. Is relentless growth a mistaken fantasy? Will commodity shortage force change? Or is continuous growth a viable proposition for the indefinite future?
Isabel Hilton examines the fantasy of growth with Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller, former Conservative leader Michael Howard and author of The Coming First World Debt Crisis Ann Pettifor.