(Consumption + Investment + Government Spending + (Exports-Imports)
Increased GDP does not necessarily increase wealth or improve quality of life.
It does not have any representation of the quality, efficiency or economic
utility of the ACTIVITY producing the GDP.
Building a Superhighway, Bridge or Bullet Train (I+G)
Building ghost cities (examples in China) (I+G)
A military build up (I+G)
Producing steel and cement held in a developer's CIP inventory. (I+G+C)
Building infrastructure. i.e.) Public works, water, power plants, tunnels, wells, utilities etc. (I+G)
Manufacturing phones, computers, clothing and consumer goods for export. (C+NX)
A hurricane: all of the destruction has to be financed and rebuilt. (C+I+G)
Public Welfare and Housing Assistance Checks (C+G)