chapter  1
The limits to growth
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Prosperity matters. To prosper is to do well and to be well. It means that things are going well for us and for those we care about. ‘How’s life?’ we ask our friends and acquaintances. ‘How’s things?’ Casual exchanges convey more than frivolous greeting. They reveal a mutual fascination for each other’s wellbeing. Wanting things to go well is a common human concern.