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The Fifth Estate: End of Growth?
In this heated discussion about the benefit and sustainability of economic growth, host Sally Warhaft is joined by risk analyst and author Satyajit Das, and economist, author, and former senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Rudd, Andrew Charlton.
Has economic growth become the universal solution for all our problems? Can governments and banks solve the global financial crisis, combat climate change and improve living standards without damaging the environment and depending on debt? As Australia adjusts to its ‘two-speed’ economy and a tax on carbon, can the promise of unending growth really deliver?