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The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

October 27, 2005

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Benjamin Friedman argues that economic growth is a prerequisite for the creation of a liberal, open society. He contends that periods of robust economic growth encourage tolerance, democracy and generous public support for the poor, while economic stagnation and insecurity result in the very opposite.

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