If I were an evil genius and wanted to cause maximum destruction with maximum misery, I’d invent the Gross National Product (GDP) as the measure, and economic mechanisms that collapse unless the GDP keeps growing.
I’ve been shouting this for years. Well, in a Guardian article, Joseph Stiglitz has explained why I am right.
His opinion matters, because he has won the Nobel Prize for economics, so it’s reasonable to consider him more of an expert than I am.
If you want to understand what’s wrong with our world, you need to read his essay.