There is an economic theory that says this:
Our capitalist system relies on the ability to continue to expand. We no longer can expand without wars or unethical trade agreements with underprivileged societies. Therefore, we will fail.
Those who subscribe to this theory point out that we on planet earth live in a “closed system”, meaning that there are only so many resources, and that as our population grows, this necessitates that more and more people will have less and less.
This economic is close enough to true to be appealing. We do, indeed, live on a planet with limited resources. As a nation, we can no longer expand our borders across the continent – we ran out of continent a while back.Continue Reading