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Sustainability of a mature society

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3/11/2016 3:52:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Hello. I've been wondering for some time whether an isolated, mature society is sustainable.

The criteria:

The population is stable.
Everyone already has what they need, so most consumption regards food, utilities, and transportation. The only new consumers are college graduates.
This imaginary society is self-sufficient in everything.
This society cannot engage in trade with other countries.

Can this society provide decent-paying jobs for everyone? By decent-paying jobs I mean jobs that allow you to pay your rent/mortgage, food, utilities, transportation, and perhaps 10% extra for unexpected costs. Education and health are universal.