Neither strike me as a terribly desirable option.
Nah. Human ingenuity seems to be (thus far) fairly infinite in its' ability to find new ways to put resources to more productive uses. The Malthusian error was, is, and will probably continue to be precisely that.The idea of constant "progress" and productive expansion would have to be tossed out in favor of more manageable resources; which is something the whole human species has to do anyway if we want to have a hope of getting out of the current era in one piece.
Yeah. The Planet is fine. She's a tough ole bird, is Mother Earth.The debt system is destroying this planet. Forget the economy for a second. The economy is a human invention, it ultimately does not matter. I'm talking about the real, physical, quantifiable annual bounty of this planet.