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I believe that an economy is healthy when it's expanding, creating lots of new 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 technologies--and new markets. The benefits of growth and free trade will overcome poverty. While environmental problems are formidable, government and corporate planners--backed by scientific and technological expertise--are up to the challenge. They can fine tune the economy and deal with these problems, no fundamental changes are needed.  

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

values economic indicators for measuring economic growth 

values technology in promoting productivity, economic growth

see benefits in and generally values population growth

sees economic growth as key part of economic development

summary Wikipedia article: Economic Growth 

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3123

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 6

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 44 entries              Songs!            Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are spade worldview themes: individual <---> nature         card #22 concise description

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #22A: Expansionism (Economic)

Exponential Growth (from online encyclopedia)
Productivity  (from online encyclopedia)
Economic Growth: Introduction
Economic Growth Resources
Linear vs. Exponential Growth--A Simple Example by Stephen P. Cook
Worldview Watch #44, posted 5/19/2015: Steps Toward a Pay As You Go Economy
Worldview Watch issue #1: Expanders and Restrainers
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  
The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It  By Andrew Puzder (more on this 2018 book from Amazon)

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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