”The greatest shortcoming of our human race is our inability to understand the exponential function”
It can be applied to economic growth, population, profits and whatever you like.
The professor has also said :
"'Smart growth' destroys the environment. 'Dumb growth' destroys the environment. The only difference is that 'smart growth' does it with good taste. It's like booking passage on the Titanic. Whether you go first-class or steerage, the result is the same."