The Pope has said:
The idea of infinite or unlimited growth, which proves so attractive to economists, financiers and experts in technology . . . is based on the lie that there is an infinite supply of the earth’s goods, and this leads to the planet being squeezed dry beyond every limit
And according to the FT:
In a tweet on Thursday, he added: “There is a need to seek other ways of understanding the economy and progress.”
He may want to read The Courageous State where I explore such issues in some depth and offer alternative economic theory.
And of course the Pope and Ritchie are entirely wrong about economic growth.