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48: Conflicts of Interest in Conservation and Exploitation of Resources

Conservation and Exploitation of Resources

An increase in the production of consumer goods today reduces the availability of resources for the future. Although economic growth is advantageous, there are various drawbacks too.
  • Increases noise, congestion and pollution. 
  • Towns and cities may become overcrowded. 
  • Extra machines can be produced only by using resources currently involved in making consumer goods. 
  • A traditional way of life may be lost. 
  • People may experience increased anxiety and stress.

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