Economists and governments are anxious about growth, because it underpins our financial infrastructure. You would not borrow money to buy a house and pay twice its retail value over the life of the loan if it did not double in value. Dick Smith, we are told, tried to run Australian Geographic as a “no growth” business and failed. Costs kept rising, and staff wanted advancement. What's the alternative? We encourage the growth of holistic, sustainable industries over extractive ones. We cannot sustain infinite growth on a finite planet.