The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Benjamin Friedman has just published The Moral Consequences of Economic GrowthPublisher’s Weekly notes: "This probing study argues that, far from fostering rapacious materialism, economic growth is a prerequisite for the creation of a liberal, open society." 

Here is Joseph Stiglitz’s review from Foreign Affairs, a classic example of first lip service to growth and then bit-by-bit retraction.  Thanks to for the pointer.


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