Keywords: carrying capacity, economic growth, immigration, population growth, sustainability, sustainable development
The West: asking heretical questions
Aldous Huxley said 'All great truths begin as heresy.' It is important for every generation to ask heretical questions. Some of the current heretical questions in the West have to do with 'growth' – both of the economy and of population. The question of growth gives rise to such other questions as sustainability, immigration and carrying capacity.