You are here

Low growth and the good life

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 05:50
BT_20141213_BVGOODLIFE_1410740.jpg
ON A SLOWER GROWTH PATH: In the relentless pursuit of economic growth, precious things can get damaged, including our social environment - our communities and networks of friendship and family - as well as our physical environment.

IS THE good life possible without economic growth?

Merely raising the question challenges the conventional contemporary wisdom that a society's prime goal should be to boost its income continually. But it is one that the West, especially Western Europe, may have to confront. Europe is not