This reminds me of the brilliant pieces telling us that China is overtaking the United States economically because they’re growing at a much faster rate. Mature, large entities do indeed tend to be “stagnant” relative to emerging upstarts, given that there’s much less for the former to grow. But it doesn’t at all follow that the upstart’s rapid growth is sustainable. Indeed, it’s almost a mathematical given that it isn’t.
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