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I’d say economies are healthy when they’re growing, creating lots of jobs, and there's good public / private sector co-operation.  Investing in infrastructure and better access to information improves productivity and decision-making. Investing in human skills leads to new ideas, new technologiesand new markets. The benefits of growth and free trade will overcome poverty. While environmental problems can be formidable, government and corporate planners backed by scientific and technological expertiseare up to the challenge. Growth is good!

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a spade WV Theme...

...individual <---> nature

the theme is paired with: #23A  Sustainability to make Choice #44   in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:  version 1.0  version 2.0    version 3.0     theme new to version 4?--new name

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 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch #44, posted 5/19/2015: Steps Toward a Pay As You Go Economy
Worldview Watch issue #1: Expanders and Restrainers
Linear vs. Exponential Growth--A Simple Example by Stephen P. Cook

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

economic development Economic Growth population growth
values economic indicators   values technology in promoting productivity, economic growth Exponential Growth
Productivity gross domestic product job creation index

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception  23B Enoughness   #37B Global Citizen   #40  Environmental Economics 
#45B Work, Play,, Pay As You Go    #50B Left Anarchist   #104B  Respect for  Nature #204B  Limits & Ethics    

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #22A: Economic Growth

Economic Growth: Introduction
Economic Growth Resources
Economic Policy Institute
An Approach to Analyzing the Impacts of "Smart Growth" Upon Economic Development
The Politics of Economic Growth in Postwar America
Inc Magazine ("The Magazine for Growing")
Journal of Economic Growth
The Ultimate Resource 2 by Julian L. Simon
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth (many links from WebEc)
Economic Growth Center (3rd world economic development)
American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth
The Smart Growth Network 
Inflation and Investing (report from The Economist June 24 2023)
World population hits 8 billion, UN says, as growth poses more challenges for the planet by Tara Subramaniam (from CNN Nov 15 2022)
How a top US business lobby promised climate action – but worked to block efforts by Adam Lowenstein  (from The Guardian Aug19 2022)
Vietnam's Growth Model   (report from The Economist  September 4 2021) 
Endless pursuit of economic growth is destroying our planet by Caroline Lucas (oped in The Guardian April 23 2021)
China: The Fruits of Growth  (extreme poverty eliminated, report in The Economist January 2 2021)
“Time to move beyond average thinking” (report re: the faulty assumption in the theory of economic growth in Nature Physics Dec 4 2019)
Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities by Vaclav Smil (review by Melanie Moses of this 2019 book in September 2019 Nature)
The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It  By Andrew Puzder (more on this 2018 book from Amazon)
A Culture of Growth by Joel Mokyr (review by Brad DeLong of this 2016 book  in Nature)

The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon (book review by David Wessel The Wall Street Journal Jan 7 2016)

"If the Rich World Aimed for Minimal Growth, Would It Be a Disaster or Blessing?"  (Adam Posen and Tim Jackson  debate in The Economist August 1, 2015)
"Land Shackled Economies--The Paradox of Soil" (article about how land limits economic growth from The Economist April 4 2015)
"China's Real Estate Bubble" (where the quest for growth has led in China--news report from CBS 60 Minutes August 3 2014)
"How the US Exports Global Warming" by Tim Dickinson (report from Rolling Stone Feb 3 2014)
Biodiversity: Hang on (special report on Biodiversity and how economic growth may improve it, The Economist Sep 14 2013)
"The Future of Oil: Yesterday's Fuel" (opinion piece from The Economist Aug 3 2013)
"Emerging Economies: When Giants Slow Down" (article about slowing emerging markets growth from The Economist July 27 2013)
"Do Lower Taxes Goose Growth? by Paul Solman (September 2012 report on PBS News Hour)
"Green Growth: Shoots, Greens and Leaves" (article re growth in developing countries The Economist June 16 2012)
"Europe's Real Crisis" by Megan McArdle (article re: economic growth in April 2012 issue of The Atlantic
"Squeezing More Oil from the Ground" by Leonardo Maugeri (article in Scientific American October 2009)
"The Energy Answer? Natural Gas" by Sen. Mary Landrieu and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (2009 opinion piece)
The Entrepreneurial State by Marianna Mazzucato (2013 book about how state can promote economic growth, link to author website)
The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman ( NY Times' columnist's 2005 book on 21st century economic realities)
"Don't Ditch the GDP," by Justin Fox (article in Time April 21, 2008)
"Best Countries for Global Business," by Barbara Kiviat (article in Time November 26 2008)
Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, by Joseph E. Stiglitz  (excerpts from this 2010 book)
The Crisis of Global Capitalism, by George Soros (excerpts from this book)
quotes about growth and economic growth
quotes about economic matters

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from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.