The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.
October 25th, 2011
Episode 420 of 952 episodes
Economists love economic growth. It's an essential driver of rising living standards.But on today's show, we wrestle with a question we've heard a lot from our listeners: Is economic growth bad for the planet?We talk to one economist, Herman Daly, who argues that economic growth is in fact environmentally unsustainable.And we hear from a second, Robert Mendelsohn who says economic growth and a healthy environment can co-exist — but who argues we should include the effects of pollution in the price of electricity.
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