17 Jul '12, 4pm

No return to boom

No return to boom

It isn’t enough, though, for government to reverse course. We can’t reset the clock to, say, 2005. We know now that the apparent boom then was unsustainable: built on rising household debts and environmental depletion, covering up for weak or declining real average incomes and a battered, mis-shapen economy. If a reverse in policy is made, it needs to be on the basis of retooling and reshaping the economy, promoting sustainable work. Demanding a return to growth won’t cut it. We need to ask what sort of growth, and for whom.

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2012/07/17/no-return-to-...

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