How much can something grow before it causes you problems. Just imagine what positive growth year on year would mean for your penis. Great I hear the less fortunate of you say, a few percent extra would help with the family finances. But what would happen after a full ten years of steady growth, well besides the obvious: increase in the sales of baggy trousers and women reverting to dresses in an effort to hide their bandy legs. Generally I think that we would all agree that a 120cm long x 50cm in diameter penis would be a hindrance for most old aged pensioners. I mean even if they managed to use it, they couldn’t afford it, it would cost them more that months pension just for the condom.
So now that we have established that continued growth isn’t necessarily good what can be done to keep the economy going without constant growth.
The easiest thing that comes to mind is to grow backwards rather that forwards. We are already starting to do some backward growing (or planning should I say), for instance we are planning to decrease the amount of energy we consume, lower greenhouse gasses, eat less. So why not add a few more things to the list. What would happen if Europe actually planed for a negative growth period in production. Actually I don’t really like the word growth, negative growth, positive growth so from now on I will use the word SLOW.
A slower economy, now that sounds nice, much better sounding than a negative or positive growth economy. Going back to my original example I am sure that the gentler sex would prefer to have a slow and steady, year long economy rather than the odd erratic increase in GDP. So lets start with a nice and slow economy in January, followed by an even slower economy in March, a slight decrease in slowness near the end of spring, followed by an unhurried spurt to take us to Autumn.
Unfortunately this is a fantasy as the USA who’s economic policies Europe follow devotedly have overwhelmingly voted for a really big Dick. Here in Italy, although slightly behind some other countries, enhancement techniques play a major part in politics, although the last elections did manage to decrease proportions slightly. If the polls are right and the USA doesn’t elect a dick next time lets just hope that she doesn’t do a Thatcher and become a really big female version.