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Low growth and the good life

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 05:50

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

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