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We have to be much more precise with our definitions here.

I think a distinction between growth (as determined by financiers is one thing) whereas a phrase like "sustainable growth" means something quite other.

Growth is also associated with Keynes' advice to pump money into the public sector, so the term is also used as a cudgel. Axel Weber's crew insulted the IMF last week as growth-oriented softies.

I don't like it when a basic human impulse (growing, changing) gets perverted so easily. Nor do I subscribe to a notion of greenwash. After all, we can grow smaller.

by Upstate NY on Thu Apr 15th, 2010 at 10:17:28 AM EST

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