Growth imperatives

Substantiating a contested concept

Key highlights

  • If social influences are forceful, they are usually based on economic pressure.
  • Resource based technical progress coerces firms and households to grow.
  • States’ growth policies are substantially driven by technological unemployment.
  • The meritocratic principle is a key for understanding restrictions on policymaking.
  • Limiting resource use and redistributing rents can stabilize markets without growth.