Are Subways the Gateway to Sustainable Growth in China?
Go to any of China’s major cities and you’re likely to find an underground metro system either up and running or nearing completion. The expense of building or expanding subway lines has often been the cause of political controversy in the West, but subways have found new enthusiastic advocates in […]
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Los costos del crecimiento económico en República Dominicana
Abstract: Dominicans are witnessing immense change in their country as the effects of sustained rapid economic growth becomes clear. Increased levels of pollution have affected small towns like Canoa and have raised new concerns about protecting the environment. Concerned citizens, aware of the threats growth policies pose to the well-being of […]
Fracking’s role in South African economic development
Just 19 years into democracy, ‘development’ and ‘transformation’ continue to be buzzwords in South Africa. Both terms fit equally well into the conversation around the country’s inclusion in the BRICS group of emerging national economies and the G20. There’s no arguing with the figures related to South Africa’s economic growth […]
What do we mean by growth?
The old dilemma about growth vs. sustainability depends on what we mean when we use a word like “growth”. In the current model of development we must admit that, yes, there is an intrinsic contradiction between developing a country or an economy and making sure that the environment and […]
Slovakia: Paying unsustainably more for sustainability?
In terms of its technology, I have no worries about Slovakia’s ability to sustain growth when compared to other countries. If the West has been able to achieve its present level of development, then we can reach it too. If Westerners continue to have enough energy to maintain their standard of living, […]