Is Economic Growth Beneficial? Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Is Economic Growth Beneficial?
An analysis of whether the pursuit of economic growth is in society's best interests.
# 114885 | 2,356 words | 14 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 28, 2009 in Sociology (General) , Economics (Globalization)

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The paper analyzes the causes of economic growth and its negative and positive effects in light of the statement that 'economic growth is not in the best interest of the population, at least not in the long term'. The writer relates that he partially agrees with the statement due to the negative long-term effects of economic growth, such as income inequality and negative effects on the natural environment. The writer also partially disagrees with the statement for he considers economic growth to have numerous advantages for the population that include technological, legal, educational and political advancements.

Economic Growth
Positive Effects of Economic Growth upon the People
Negative Effects of Economic Growth upon the People

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ben-Ami, D., 2006, Who's Afraid of Economic Growth, Spiked,, last accessed on March 11, 2008
  • Bourguignon, F., 2003, The Effect of Economic Growth on Social Structures, World Bank, Retrieved from on March 11, 2008
  • Brenner, R., 1998, The Causes of Economic Growth, Policy Report, Volume 20, Number 3
  • Bruyn, S.M., 2000, Economic Growth and the Environment: An Empirical Analysis, Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Carlson, D.K., 2008, Public Priorities: Environment vs. Economic Growth, Gallup,, last accessed on March 11, 2008

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