Is "Economic Growth" Necessary for a healthy economy?? I've asked a few of the number crunchers I've met if economic growth was necessary for a healthy economy and they can't answer me. I've pointed out that unchecked growth inevitably leads to the destruction of a system as is the case with cancer. I've asked them if there is such thing as "sustainable growth" where everything and everyone that is discarded after service is placed back in the system as a valuable resource to further economic development... (no, not soilent green:yuck:) I've asked if a balanced economy would be doomed to stagnation because there would be no "big reward" of billions of dollars for one individual or one, monopolistic company. And no answers still. So now I'm asking you guys if you think we can engineer a sustainable economy that will provide as much... and more... security and freedom for the citizens of our countries, edit as previous economies have reportedly done. Thanks.