Our of the four questions I have asked so far on the main site, three have received downvotes (5 in total). Those are:
- Why is economic growth measured exponentially rather than linearly?
- Is indefinite exponential economic growth possible?
- Are there fundamental reasons why (exponential) economic growth is highly desirable?
My aim behind those questions is to understand what seems to be an obsession with growth; economic growth percentages are frequently scrutinised, compared, and can end political careers. I've never understood this; hence those questions. Considering the perceived political importance of economic growth, I think it is relevant that this is understood not only by economic researchers, but also by lay people like myself.
In total, those three questions received 5 downvotes and 7 upvotes. So, they are of controversial quality at best. What is wrong with them, and how can I improve my questions?