World Economic Forum

The Guardian: Never mind growth, Davos delegates – how about a World Development Forum?

Article published: Jan 30, 2015 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary

IB Economics syllabus: Development Economics (inequality, ending extreme poverty, economic growth vs. economic development)

According to the author, Lawrence Haddad, a simple name change would mean a lot, because what really matters is not the increase in real GNP per capita. According to him, Davos leaders at the World Economic Forum “should be talking about sustainable development, not economic growth.”

A perfect topic to use the Lorenz curve too.

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Source of image: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

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