AMERICAN NOTES: Return to Growth

In its famous doomsday treatise four years ago, the Club of Rome depicted a world consuming its resources and polluting itself at a rate that—if continued—would ensure its early destruction. The only hope for global salvation was suggested in the report's title: The Limits to Growth.

Last week the businessmen and professors who belong to the Club met again in Philadelphia and rejected the notion of no-growth (see ECONOMY & BUSINESS). If world poverty is to be conquered and world peace attained, the Club now agrees, further selective growth is not just desirable but essential.

Some of the Club's new proposals for...