ECONOMISTS: St. George for Growth

Is growth dead? The debate over whether economic expansion ought to be laid to rest as a social goal has been perking along briskly since the early 1970s and the publication of The Limits to Growth, the Club of Rome's fervent (and flawed) argument that as population increases, resources will soon run out if industrial development rushes on unchecked. One of the few academics who have rallied to the pro-growth side of the debate so far has been Britain's Wilfred Beckerman, a witty, long-haired Oxford economist who has emerged as a kind...

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