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The fallacy of growth in a finite world

September 4, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Jack Hart for the following OpEd.
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The headline on Page One of The Oregonian said it all: “Portland gridlock creeping back, and that’s good news.” The point? The return of bad traffic signals economic growth. And growth is good news, regardless of the consequences.

During these days of economic gloom, growth is especially good news. A hundred and seventy-five new NOAA jobs in Newport? Hooray! A new plan for vastly expanding Portland’s urban growth boundary? Fabulous! Boeing plans for a $120 million investment and 152 new jobs in Gresham? Yippee!

For full article, visit:
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion


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