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On Friday the U.S. Commerce Department reported:
“Consumers pulled back sharply on spending in early 2017…reducing the economy’s quarterly growth to its lowest level in three years.”
That quote is from this New York Times story by Nelson D. Schwartz:
Wait a minute. Why would the Trump administration celebrate this?
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I want to thank U.S. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for stating so clearly a textbook example of economic growth folklore, conveniently highlighted in this story’s headline:
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With its recent executive order to gut the US federal government’s climate regulations, the Trump administration has chosen to ignore the ongoing devastating impacts and future risks of climate change while perpetuating the widely believed myth that economic growth drives prosperity.
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It’s easy to spot someone who’s been programmed from birth to believe there is a pot of gold at the end of the growth rainbow. When they write about economic or population growth, it’s simply assumed that more is good, faster is better, and there is no question or debate about that.