Published on 8 November 2022
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Economic Growth—can we ever have enough?

BBC Radio 4 BBC Radio 4 Analysis talks to Professor Diane Coyle and other international economists and thought leaders about whether there’s still a central role for growth in the 21st century.

From the BBC programme’s website

As the twin storms of economic turmoil and worsening climate change grip the UK and many other countries around the world, Analysis examines the future of economic growth. Does it offer a route out of economic malaise, or have its benefits reached a ceiling for developed countries? And can further growth be environmentally justified, or do we urgently need to halt – or even reverse – growth to limit the effects of climate change? Can so-called “degrowth” ever be possible?

Edward Stourton talks to economists and thinkers from around the world to appraise whether there’s still a central role for growth in the 21st century. Interviewees include: Tim JacksonJayati GhoshDanny DorlingDiane Coyle, Motohiro Sato and Benjamin Friedman.

The full episode of the BBC 4 Analysis is available via BBC Sounds.

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