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World GDP: No Slowdown—Yet

This blog broadly looks at three factors that could usher us into a post-growth world: climate change, resource depletion and diminishing returns to technology. Nonetheless, top-level data suggest that we have yet to arrive in this post-growth world.

As can be seen in the chart below (click for larger image), global GDP has been robust in recent decades, notwithstanding the slump in 2009. Advanced economy growth appears to be exhibiting a modest downward trend, but from an empirical standpoint it is too early to draw any firm conclusions.

World GDP jpeg

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