Comments on: Europe frets over crisis exit strategy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/06/29/europe-frets-over-crisis-exit-strategy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/06/29/europe-frets-over-crisis-exit-strategy/#comment-17661 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:31:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4228#comment-17661 Growth is the mantra of all economists. It has become the paramount concern of governments. Why? More earnings, more tax revenues. Is there nothing worth doing unless it brings economic growth?

The investments we make in education, green energy, transportation and health care will pay huge dividends in the future. Humans however are impatient and want immediate consequences. Thus as a society we are unwilling to sacrifice now in order to pay for the benefits that we would bestow upon our children and grand children in the future.

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By: Dr. H. Butler http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/06/29/europe-frets-over-crisis-exit-strategy/#comment-17648 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:19:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4228#comment-17648 ´If European leaders joined together in a continent-wide investment and tax incentive programme to promote clean energy, energy efficiency and low-carbon innovation, they could boost the growth potential on which sound public finances depend.`

Have these these worthwhile goals been shown to promote growth?

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