Message from Porpoise in The Right Cafe #qotd
I would say no
The immigrants in Europe.
I'm thinking long term though
No nation should mindlessly pursue a goal.
so if a nation sacrifices money for long term success, it counts
No matter how good intended it sounds.
yes. improve != growth, however
Is this question asking if economic growth should be sought no matter the cost, or are you just asking if growth is always better than stagnation
I would say yes but you would have to define utility in a broader sense than wealth
There’s a lot of utility that comes with wealth
yes of course
I don't think anyone can deny this
But it's not the end all
While it should be a goal of a nation to improve itself, it shouldn't be at all costs.
i would say no, a nation should try to improve itself in a multitude of ways, but possibly least of these the economy. It should try to improve its culture. By this i mean it should build upon itself in the arts, the culinary arts, architecture, music, drama, etc. It should try to improve the connections within itself, cultural linkages if you will. By this I mean it should foster participation in the Church and community at large. Increasing participation to strengthen local, regional and national identity. This brings purpose to individuals within the nation.
While growing the economy certainly offers benefits, all too often it is hoisted far above the societal goals listed above, and if effort is not made then the economic goals will supercede these goals completely. In the long run the society will run out of creative energy and the individuals will become increasingly isolated, leading to a multitude of problems and the eventual collapse of economy, for the society is no longer dynamic.
Also take into consideration the means.
what the fuck did I just read
I guess so
but do you not know that economic growth is *the* driving force behind cultural advances
Merkel said that the influx of immigrants would bring economic growth.
its not, though
better things are made possible by bigger wealth
if it was, america would have a vibrant and growing culture, instead of a regressive and deteriorating one
this has always been the way
no that's a retarded reduction
not at all
I never said that big economy = good culture
if your claim holds, it should hold every time
I think you need to have expanded material possibilities for sure,
@ＩＶ ＬＩ Ｖ Ｓ has a good point
I said that a big economy enables good culture
"but do you not know that economic growth is the driving force behind cultural advances"
It dosent bring it.