Our focus should be on prosperity and quality of life, not growth. Most gov'ts are actually presiding over fragile ponzi schemes - I hope that much is now clear to us all.
@lightweight It's too late for us to aim for sustainability. Decline is now inevitable. Our only choice now is to strive for damage control.
The main reason why I love Star Trek is because of the idea of the Vulcans. They used to be like humans, ruled by their passions, then they nearly destroyed their planet and themselves and the only thing that saved them was a strong leader who advocated that all of them adopt logic and reason as the only way to live. Any who disagreed buggered off and became the Romulans. But the Vulcans became sensible and powerful. And they survived.
@lightweight The growth talk is about the early stages of pulling the economy from the ground. It is barely relevant at a later stages of it's development.
@lightweight Moreover, this very same function describes the behavior of operation amplifiers, essentially the building blocks of all the electronics (conceptually, it doesn't make much sense to consider individual transistors, if only for optimization).
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