Research shows Canadians want to move away from the GDP as a measurement of progress, prosperity and happiness, and consider protecting the environment more critical than growth. A hiker is seen here in British Columbia.
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With a deepening climate crisis, unprecedented biodiversity loss and widespread inequality, it's pertinent to question if indefinite GDP growth will deliver true and long-lasting prosperity.
With skill and support where needed, the government can get us through this, but it'll be the biggest challenge since the global financial crisis.
Hyunday’s five-factory complex at Ulsan, South Korea, which can make 1.4 million vehicles a year, fell silent on February 7 because of a lack of parts caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
As the human costs of the Covid-19 virus epidemic continue to rise, the virus is also taking its toll on global economy, with disrupted supply chains across a wide variety of industries.
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The Conversation's 2020 economic survey points to a dismal year, with no progress on many of the key measures that matter for Australians and an increase in the unemployment rate.
A revolution in ownership must be at the heart of a Green New Deal.
Venezuela: so much potential… so little gain.
Economic growth is a red herring if economies can't stop themselves shrinking more and more.
Australia could achieve higher economic growth through more population growth and lower taxes, but at the expense of equality, fairness and the environment.
A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible – so long as political leaders don't focus just on economic growth.
A farmer who installed solar panels to power his irrigation systems on the family farm walks by the panels near Claresholm, Alta., in June 2019.
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Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.
Struggling to take off.
Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship has been on a worryingly downward trend since the 1980s – here's why.
Swedish activist and student Greta Thunberg, centre, takes part in the Climate Strike in Montreal on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
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Economic growth and climate change are related. It is time to question the economics and foster discussions about the hard decisions we must make.
South African companies have strengths on which to build on, particularly in telecoms
Services have not featured strongly in the economic strategies of developing countries. However, South Africa's recently published economic reform proposals point to a greater role for services.
Standard economics says a lot about what’s possible, less about what we will actually do.
The Australian government's approach to economic growth is strictly conventional, and may be leading to the wrong policies.
Whooping cranes, a critically endangered species, breed in one location, a wetland in Wood Buffalo National Park. Yet a federal-provincial review panel has approved an oilsands mine that could kill some of the birds.
Are our brains wired to favour growth over environmentally rational decisions?
‘Greening’ our current economic system can only take us so far.
Economic growth created the climate crisis and continues to fuel it – 'green' growth is no solution.
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High levels of inequality damage our health, harm social cohesion and act as a brake on economic performance.
Africa is data-rich and well connected. Therein lies the solution to many of its challenges.
Data science, led by Africa-based scientists, could play a key role in addressing all of the continent's crucial needs.
In New England, where most land is privately owned, research shows that land conservation promotes economic growth.
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Protecting land from being developed intuitively may seem like a drag on local economies, but research in New England finds that it has the opposite effect.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
South Korea has grown into a rich country with a per capita GDP of nearly US$30,000 in 2017.
Why do some countries grow faster than others? Innovative local companies play a key role.
As uncertain as 2019-20 is, The Conversation’s team of 20 leading economists are in broad agreement that the outlook isn’t good. Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will also have to deal with the unexpected.
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The Conversation's distinguished panel predicts unusually weak growth, dismal spending, no improvement in either unemployment or wage growth, and an increased chance of recession.