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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The flights were previously cancelled as they were found to be uneconomical.
Without this measure, air carriers would have to continue to operate their uneconomical air services to secure their current slots at congested airports in the EU.
This has nothing to do with the Anglesey County Show, which does not make a profit out of the hire, but the companies leasing out the portable stables have found their charges uneconomical.
High-risk accounts are those where collection of a delinquent tax liability is considered uneconomical for the state to pursue or the liability will not be paid in full within a reasonable amount of time.
Bombs that old were probably made by the Army and would not fit on Navy aircraft without massive modification, which would have been completely uneconomical and logistically wasteful.
Pricing plans will also likely be structured to make going back especially uneconomical.
The geological soil of Manhattan made it possible to build it, but in other places the cost of tall buildings will be commensurably greater and uneconomical in relation to the renting offices spaces and their prices.
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.
After leave time, the practicality of stationing someone stateside with just four months to go was considered uneconomical.
As they adapt, the nursing homes are finding that patients formerly considered too uneconomical to keep can be profitable.