Tag Archives: growth

Is an International Consensus on Climate Change Mitigation Possible?

Anthropogenic activity, both at the private and at the industrial level, continues to raise the salience of climate change. With the advent of new technologies and increased capacity in the scientific field, climate change has not only been proven to exist but has also been shown to have a detrimental impact on future generations. Despite this overwhelming evid... Read More

Is Democracy Intrinsic to Economic Development?

Over the past three decades, debate around the trade-off between democracy and development has acquired more visibility in academic circles—more so, in light of the spectacular economic growth rates that the authoritarian regimes in East Asia witnessed since the 1970s. Indeed, the impressive success of development on aggregate scale in undemocratic countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singa... Read More

The Botched Asian Growth Strategy

In recent years, many Asian economic powerhouses have seen declines in their GDP growth rates, pushing these nations to respond by declaring specific plans to restore their erstwhile robust development. This piece examines four such nations – Japan, Singapore, China, and India – and argues that in all cases, Asian growth strategies will be ineffective at achieving their goals because they a... Read More

Tanner: Growing Government and Slowing Growth – Obama’s Contradiction

With unemployment still hovering near 8 percent, President Obama has made it a second term priority to increase economic growth. Yet the president’s own policies, which have lead to a significant growth in the size and cost of government, may make it difficult, if not impossible, for the United States to grow at the rate necessary to significantly increase employment.

Much attention re... Read More