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Current GDP for the US is $13 trillion, growth rate under 3%. Current GDP for China is $12 trillion, growth rate 13%. 5Source CIA)

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In Britain, the 1774 'Insurable Interest Act' separated the insurance industry from the gambling industry. This stops you taking out insurance on someone you don't know; i.e. gambling on their life.

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The concept of growth is fundamental to our ideas of economic activity, but its obvious that unlimited growth cannot continue for ever in a finite world.

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