The Steady Stater

GDP: Don't Shoot the Measurement!

September 06, 2020 Brian Czech
The Steady Stater
GDP: Don't Shoot the Measurement!
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The Steady Stater
GDP: Don't Shoot the Measurement!
Sep 06, 2020
Brian Czech

To be a steady stater is to be against GDP growth. That’s not the same as being against GDP as a metric. GDP is an invaluable tool for measuring environmental impact and mustn't be discarded, as some in the degrowth camp suggest. In this episode, host Brian Czech examines the merits of monitoring GDP, and the need to view GDP growth in the 21st century as alarming, not encouraging.

Show Notes

To be a steady stater is to be against GDP growth. That’s not the same as being against GDP as a metric. GDP is an invaluable tool for measuring environmental impact and mustn't be discarded, as some in the degrowth camp suggest. In this episode, host Brian Czech examines the merits of monitoring GDP, and the need to view GDP growth in the 21st century as alarming, not encouraging.