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The Infinite Boom: Is Indefinite Growth A Fantasy?

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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.

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