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say economies are healthy when they’re growing, creating lots of jobs,
and there's good public / private sector cooperation. Investing in
infrastructure and better access to information improves productivity and
decision -making. Investing in human skills leads to new ideas, new
new markets. The benefits of growth and free trade will overcome poverty.
While environmental problems can be formidable, government and corporate
by scientific and technological expertise—are
up to the challenge. Growth is good!
growth threatens Earth’s biosphere. I believe we need sustainable
development: meeting present needs without compromising the future. Each
generation should leave the next at least as much wealth per capita as it
inherited, where wealth includes both manmade and natural capital.
Economies should be based on people and environment friendly technologies,
renewable energy use, and resource recycling. Their health should be
gauged by indicators of sustainability and well-being. We need to move
beyond thinking “all growth is good!”
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from Coming of Age in the Global Village, by Stephen P. Cook, with Donella H. Meadows.