Tag: Dubious statistics

Economic Growth: A Short History of a Controversial Idea

By Gareth Dale, who teaches at Brunel University. He publishes occasionally in The Ecologist. This article includes passages from previously published texts, including ‘The tide is rising, don’t rock the boat!’ Economic growth and the legitimation of inequality (2018), Seventeenth century origins of the growth paradigm (2017), and The growth paradigm: A critique (2012). Originally […]

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Forget Lower Jobs Growth, The Number of People Who’ve Stopped Looking for Work Is Much More Worrisome

Yves here. This article helps debunk the idea that the low headline unemployment numbers mean the jobs market is strong. In addition to continued poor labor force participation, involuntary part time employment is also high. By Michael Klein, Professor of International Economic Affairs, Fletcher School, Tufts University. Originally published at openDemocracy The latest jobs report […]

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Eight Reasons Why Inequality Ruins the Economy

By Chris Dillow, an economics writer at Investors Chronicle. He blogs at Stumbling and Mumbling, and is the author of New Labour and the End of Politics. Follow him on Twitter: @CJFDillow. Originally published at Stumbling and Mumbling; cross posted from Evonomics I welcome Professor Sir Angus Deaton’s report into inequality. I especially like its emphasis […]

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$1 Trillion: The Cost Of Climate Change For Corporations

By Alex Kimani, a veteran finance writer, investor, engineer and researcher for SafeHaven. Originally published at Safehaven The United States is poised to take a powerful economic hit with the real cost of a disturbed climate beginning to become abundantly clear. Rising sea levels, wildfires, heat waves and extreme weather events are set to cost […]

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The Economic Cost of Devastating Hurricanes and Other Extreme Weather Events Is Even Worse Than We Thought

By Gary W. Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Wesleyan University. Originally published at The Conversation June marks the official start of hurricane season. If recent history is any guide, it will prove to be another destructive year thanks to the worsening impact of climate change. But beyond more intense hurricanes and […]

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