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Krugman on Degrowthies


Paul Krugman, who is less wrong than most economists most of the time, cavalierly dismisses limits to growth. But abstract concern about growth vs degrowth as an armchair-philosophy pursuit is one thing. The reality of resource extraction globally is quite another – and it’s not a pretty story. [more]

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