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Old 09-04-2019, 03:04 AM   #6745 (permalink)
niky
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Agreed that continued economic growth is unsustainable and leads to pollution and resource scarcity problems. I see no link to colonialism being responsible for this state of the world though.

My best guess is that technological innovation and continued world improvement in standard of living will result in more rapid decline in population growth, which will eventually go negative at some point. A stabilized population is perhaps the primary key to so-called sustainability.
Colonialism transmits cultural values and technology, and leads to explosive growth. Though it might be argued that it's the interplay of colonization and native culture that spurred the rapid growth of Asian nations in the post-colonial era.