Uneconomic Growth

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Uneconomic Growth

Economic growth that reduces quality of life. It is sometimes difficult to determine what qualifies as uneconomic growth (some may argue that it is subjective). For example, one person may believe the advent of the Internet was positive because of the improved technology, business opportunities and other benefits it brought. However, another person may argue that the Internet has reduced people's connection to their own land and communities. One often considers environmental and social impacts when discussing uneconomic growth. See also: Degrowth.
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Pimentel has theorized that ethanol is an inefficient and uneconomical fuel.
No one had semiconductors that could handle high voltage and low current at the time, and without them, this system would be uneconomical.
Application: Pulps should only be dried if storage, transport, or use of wet pulps is uneconomical or impractical
You can thank government for these uneconomical exercises.
It is as if animals are simply another crop that can be ploughed into the ground when it is uneconomical to keep them.
as the current size of the Corporation has made it uneconomical to operate.
As they adapt, the nursing homes are finding that patients formerly considered too uneconomical to keep can be profitable.
Beyond that, both valleys face an uphill fight with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for funding and with Los Angeles County area Democratic legislators who have insisted on protections for MTA drivers and mechanics that could make the zones uneconomical.
Meta thinks that ASPs will continue to make early inroads into messaging, e- commerce and other niches but that they "will remain uneconomical for global 2000 companies.
Vouchers and their various analogs are unpopular, unneeded, unconstitutional, uneconomical, undemocratic, unfair, underhanded, unwise, and un-American.
However, after initial trials the Association of German Motor Car Producers refused to cooperate, as they rightly argued that the whole project was uneconomical.
Freund believes the system could be streamlined, with an uneconomical rent level set at which the application should just automatically be granted, so long as the owner has been maintaining services.