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Book Review: Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Just finished reading The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, by Benjamin Friedman — strongly recommended for anyone interested in the intersection of economics and moral theory, economic growth, and/or political economy.  The short of the story: growth matters — a lot — and we (the U.S., businesses, the world) need to focus more on it.  Steady, incremental improvement (and the opportunity there-to) matters more to more people (shown empirically and qualitatively) in most modern (read, more developed) countries than position relative to the ricThe Moral Consequences of Growthhest or the poorest.  Stagnation — bad; and here we are…


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One comment on “Book Review: Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

  1. nonfiction dad
    December 17, 2008

    This book sound like it’s right up my alley. You might also check out The White Man’s Burden by William Easterly for some of the reasons why our attempts at spurring economic growth in the developing countries hasn’t quite gone as planned. Or maybe it has…

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