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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Robert Jones, a property tax expert at Hammonds, said: "We think the change to industrial building allowances is bound to result in a number of proposed hotels and manufacturing facilities becoming uneconomic and abandoned.
A popular nursery is due to close as North Tyneside Council claims it is uneconomic.
Miyake stressed that international regulations can effectively deter illegal and uneconomic practices, but without them tuna poaching and illegal catching of immature tuna before the age of reproduction are real threats to stock sustainability.
the tech bubble's stock and junk bond boom and collapse), exposing the extent of previous uneconomic investment.
Coal generation looked uneconomic in the future, especially because of the impact of curbing carbon dioxide emissions, said the report.
Open access publishing, where the publication is paid for by the author, has been accused of encouraging vanity publishing and of being uneconomic.
At the same time the continuing expansion of newer varieties worldwide meant some of New Zealand's older established fruit, such as Red and Golden Delicious, were uneconomic.
He said that consultations with the European industry had revealed that these cuts were the consequence of closures of uneconomic mills.
The high rate of false positives and iatrogenic complications of screening make these unfeasible and uneconomic.
For insiders, the newest and most unique general manager at the DWP noted that his department is going to concentrate on making Los Angeles better, not someplace in Utah - an oblique reference to the state in which the DWP has invested several billion dollars in a huge, coal-fired electric generation plant that has become uneconomic.
If stock basis were not reduced, a later sale of the stock would "produce uneconomic loss or reduce economic gain.
Weak competitors have little option but destroy capital by reinvesting in uneconomic maintenance/replacement projects, as sitting on the sidelines is not an option.