Capitalism’s Achilles’ Heel: Economic Growth and the Population Problem

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

Economists say that the relationship between economic growth and population growth is very complex and that a singular correlation does not exist.  On a marginal level, this is true.  There are so many economic factors outside of population size that it isn’t necessary to list them here, and I’m sure readers could easily name many examples.  On a basic level, however, there is an obvious relationship between economic growth and population growth upon which the system of capitalism is fundamentally dependent.

Although all human beings engage in activities to support themselves and their families, whether they are subsistence farmers or corporate executives, not all such activities are considered as economic activities under the capitalistic definition.  The globally accepted measure of economies is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

From Encyclopaedia Britannica:

Gross domestic product (GDP), total market value of the goods and services produced by a…

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