Too Big to Succeed: Investigating the Limits of Economic Expansion

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The 'C.P.I.W.E.' Effect describes the relationship between unlimited expansionism and the virtual limits of 'Grow or Perish' economic systems. Few understand that there is a practical limit to how big a Civilization can grow until its infrastructure and economic system can no longer keep up with the demands of its population. This 'C.P.I.W.E.' Effect is driven by two operational AXIOMS. Axiom 1 states that 'Grow or Perish' competitions drive Civilization relentlessly toward infinite size and as populations grow into 'Super Populations', they become more Complex, Problematic, Inefficient, Wasteful and Expensive. Consequently, because of this 'C.P.I.W.E.' Effect, the cost of infrastructure evolves at a faster rate than the potential for profits. Axiom 2 states that a result of the unlimited expansion of Civilization, when the evolution of expenditures approaches parity with profitability, a point of diminishing returns or ('P.D.R.' ) is created and the economy loses its sustainability.
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Future Shadow Publications
June 29, 2014
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