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Economic Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing

Economic Growth

We are excited to announce the release of a new Values & Capitalism book, “Economic Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing.” In this book, three professors—Edd S. Noell, Stephen L. S. Smith and Bruce G. Webb—explore the benefits of growth and address common concerns regarding how growth impacts the poor, the environment and culture.

Want A Better World? Let’s Work On Boosting Economic Growth — Edd Noell and Stephen Smith in Forbes

If we as a society want to live in a better world, we must start taking economic growth seriously. It’s easy for economists to understand why growth is so important—but too often, economists fail to explain why it matters. With increased economic growth, the lives of millions of people around the world—in countries both rich and poor—can be transformed.

Poverty’s Greatest Foe — Chris Horst of HOPE International at Values & Capitalism

Winston Churchill once said, “Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.” Do young Americans believe entrepreneurship is a target, cow or horse?

How do you take down poverty? One toy block at a time.

The RJ Moeller Show: Edd Noell and Stephen Smith

Our guests this week on the podcast are two of the authors of “Economic Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing,” Dr. Edd Noell and Dr. Stephen Smith.

Is economic growth moral?

Check out our PDF exploring claims against growth, including: Does economic growth do more harm than good? Does it cause income inequality that hurts the poor?