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Sorry Robert Gordon, economic growth is not over

Gordon and Lawrence Summers both make the same mistake

By Anatole Kaletsky   March 2016


Read the two pieces from last month’s Prospect that Anatole Kaletsky is replying to: 

The end of economic growth 

Will our children really not know economic growth? 

Last month Prospect published two articles about economic growth by two of the world’s most distinguished economists, Robert Gordon and Lawrence Summers. These reminded me of why, 40 years ago, I decided not to become an academic economist and drop out of the Harvard PhD programme where, as it happens, Summers was my fellow student. Instead of shedding light on business and…

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