U.S. leads pushback against emerging market angst at G20

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Greenspan2 wrote:

It seems that the “growth” model pursued so religiously has not worked out well for either the global economy or for a large number of global citizens, particularly the unemployed or overworked and underpaid. Maybe some more variables are needed in the equation, such as sustainability, consideration of negative externalities imposed on society due to pollution, corporate subsidies, and worker exploitation, and also factor in quality of life. What happened to the concept of working to live as opposed to living to work? Just who is all this “growth” actually benefiting?

Feb 20, 2014 10:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

Even schoolchildren realize that the world cannot sustain endless growth without severe consequences. The status quo has become a dirty word among economists obsessed with feathering their own nests.
Unchecked, endless growth makes paupers out of senior citizens who must exist on fixed incomes, and would end up unable to comfortably exist on their savings. Growth only benefits those still working, and many of us seniors exist outside that narrow band of individuals.

Feb 20, 2014 11:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

After force-feeding with hot money they are now being told to sort themselves out. I love it – hilarious. What could possibly go wrong?

Feb 21, 2014 3:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
disengage wrote:

our fed policies affect the world, many times, with unintended consequences…under OBAMANOMICS, only thing that counts is Obama.. how many votes, how much TV time, can he get from each move, the fed makes…..

Feb 21, 2014 8:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
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