Past, present, and future of economic growth: how we should rethink it

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Over the past two centuries, economic growth has freed billions from poverty and made our lives far healthier and longer.

As a result, the unfettered pursuit of growth defines economic life around the world. Yet this prosperity has come at an enormous price: deepening inequalities, destabilising technologies, environmental destruction and climate change. Confusion reigns. For many, in our era of anaemic economic progress, the worry is slowing growth – in the UK, Europe, China and elsewhere. Others understandably claim, given its costs, that the only way forward is through ‘degrowth’, deliberating shrinking our economies.

At this time of uncertainty about growth and its value, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind has written Growth: A Reckoning and in this talk, with Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, he will argue that we cannot abandon growth but instead we must redirect it, making it better reflect what we truly value. He will explores what really drives growth, and offers original ideas for combatting our economic slowdown.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception and book sale, all welcome


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