Sam Bowman took part in a discussion on BBC Radio 2 with the Post-Growth Institute, arguing that we do not want to end up like Japan and that economic growth is essential if we want to better our lives and provide opportunity for future generations. He argues that economic growth lifts people out of poverty and that a stagnant economy results in high unemployment and that the Post-Growth Institute are wrong to insist that zero growth isn't a bad thing. 

You can listen to him here (from approx 8minutes in)