Well, there's at least one "economist" who gets it.
In an interview that appeared in Spiegel's online magazine, Czech economist Tomas Sedlacek is quoted as saying, ...an economic policy that only pursues growth will always lead to debt. Those who don't know how to handle it ... end up in a medieval debtor's prison, as the Greeks are experiencing today.
I just found it interesting, because it seems like our world mantra for a very long time has been bigger, better, faster, more, and, perhaps, we're finally figuring out that in the real world a thing can only get so big before it explodes. Perpetual growth and infinite wealth are not possible in a finite world.