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January 11, 2007



In addition to these psychological aspects the slowness of turnaround is related to the lagged effect of population growth.
My phrase for this understanding is "the cascade of consequences". Babies increase pressure on resources but the initial effect is small. However, especially for affluent populations, by the time these younger community members are in their 20's & 30 much larger impacts, eg car purchasing and homes. And then there's the image of what is required. In NSW, AUSTRALIA, the belief that an adequate home has a room for a home theatre was a factor in average floor areas of new houses increasing by 10% between 2002 and 2003.

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