Economic Growth Perspectives for Europe

The European Commission also sponsored a set of papers on economic growth: the overview by Karl Pichelmann is here and the individual papers are below

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481 is far too sane to be taken seriously by anyone in authority. From the executive summary.

‘In short, if we wish to avoid a total “disconnect” between the discourse on economic policy and the experience of citizens, then the headline indicator should be a measure of household living standards taking account of distributional concerns. Such a re-positioning is, in my judgment, essential if the EU and Member State governments are to secure the support of their voters.’

Mass apathy, drug addiction and chaotic social regression is more likely than any sort of organised resistance to current policies in Europe. By the time the exent of the disconnect is appreciated, it will be much too late to address it effectively.

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