The Progress Paradox featured in The Phoenix

“Development is an axiom of economic theory, the holy grail for policymakers around the world, the criterion by which nations are placed in the “3rd world.” Its significance is tacitly recognized in the United States, where the media treats the growth rate of the economy as a key yardstick of the country’s wellbeing. Throughout this week, however, a series of talks titled “The Progress Paradox: Critical Perspectives on Development” has sought to challenge the accepted the concept that growth is good.”

Read on:

http://www.swarthmorephoenix.com/2012/04/12/news/lectures-highlight-development-perspective

(Article by Koby Levin)

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