Economic Growth Policies
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Economic growth is not a universally accepted goal of economic policy. This paper examines the issue of "no-growth" policies and argues that while urban sprawl is destroying the American landscape and decreasing the economic viability of American communities, no-growth policies are not the answer. The effects of these policies, such as a decrease of affordable housing, are outlined. Recommendations for "smart growth" are explored.
From the Paper:"Economic Growth is not a universally accepted goal of economic policy. Many individuals, corporation and agencies criticize continued growth as undesirable and unsustainable. Others see it as a necessary means of civilization.
"It is true that urban sprawl is destroying the American landscape and decreasing the economic viability of American communities, but no-growth policies are not the answer. The idea behind no-growth policies is to force new residential and commercial building activity and the subsequent economic development that follows into bedroom communities, when an area is ridden with urban sprawl."
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