The Perils of Population Growth

Do we need population growth to enjoy economic growth? Phil Dobbie puts the question to Professor Steve Keen, who argues it’s not necessary and it’s a misnomer that cannot be sustained. Yet many countries see immigration as the only way of sustaining growth, including Kevin Rudd’s pitch for a Big Australia back in 2010. As he saw, and recent politics demonstrates, high immigration is not a popular policy and most people don’t equate it with economic prosperity.

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