Why are we so obsessed with growth?

What do GDP growth and obesity have in common? Both are detrimental to our health and we need to get rid of the habits leading to them.

Here is a great quote by Dr. Geneieve Guenther on our obsession with growth:

Growth is the most ideological idea of our era because it’s virtually the only one embraced by people on both sides of the aisle—and because when you attempt to dismantle it you really are forced to rethink our systems entirely.

And here is a great article illustrating the reasons why we need to get rid of the ideology of infinite growth:

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