— Jim Stanford Canadian economist 1961
Part 3, Chapter 12, Investment and Growth, p. 144 (See also: Government spending.)
„We need to have strong growth, fair growth, sustained growth. We also have to look at how we help families balance the responsibilities at home and the responsibilities at business.“
— Jim Stanford Canadian economist 1961
„What we need is a concept of "gross national cost." Life is a balance sheet, not simply economic growth. It is income and outgo. And until we know what the cost of growth is we will continue to operate under an illusion.“
— Charles A. Reich American lawyer 1928
Context: What we need is a concept of "gross national cost." Life is a balance sheet, not simply economic growth. It is income and outgo. And until we know what the cost of growth is we will continue to operate under an illusion. As long as we consider only the growth of goods and ignore the growth of personal and community well-being, we will be impoverished by growth. That is what is happening in our society today.
„We must pursue a balanced development path, with policies that enhance inclusion, integrity and sustainability as well as delivering economic growth for the continued prosperity of Malaysians.“
— Mohamed Azmin Ali Malaysian politician 1964
Mohamed Azmin Ali (2018) cited in " Azmin: A different economic logic for Malaysia https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/10/08/azmin-a-different-economic-logic-for-malaysia/" on The Star Online, 8 October 2018
„Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we're never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow?“
— Arnold Schwarzenegger actor, businessman and politician of Austrian-American heritage 1947
„Our combined endeavour should be to ensure that the rate of economic growth is sustained and it is socially inclusive; We must also ensure that every region of the country participates in and benefits from the process of economic growth.“
— Pratibha Patil 12th President of India 1934
Quoted in The Times of India, "Pratibha Patil sworn in as President" http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pratibha-Patil-sworn-in-as-President/articleshow/2232871.cms, July 25, 2007.
„Once we started to urbanize, we put ourselves on this treadmill. We traded away stability for growth. And growth requires change.“
— Geoffrey West British physicist 1940
From: Jonah Lehredec. " A Physicist Solves the City http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/magazine/19Urban_West-t.html?pagewanted=5&_r=1," in www.nytimes.com. Dec 17, 2010.
„As a transportation hub, agriculture leader, and home to more than half a million small businesses, Missouri is positioned to be at the cutting edge of growth and innovation in this country. But, we need the right policies to get us there and pro-growth tax cuts and regulatory reform are a critical part of that equation. I couldn’t agree more with the president’s call to get this done, and I look forward to working with him and my colleagues in Congress to provide much-needed tax relief for Missouri families and small businesses.“
— Roy Blunt American politician 1950
Families and small business need tax relief http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/guest-commentary/article170867657.html (September 3, 2017)
„"Be in high-growth markets." In the old economic order, in the age of market share, volume growth was a guarantor of success. Growth was what we were taught to pursue. It created higher profits for all, including market share laggards, companies with poor business designs, and companies that were poorly managed. A rising tide raised all boats. One manager articulated the classic view: "There are no management problems that volume growth can't solve. Even if we manage poorly, rising revenue helps cover the mistakes we made."“
— Adrian Slywotzky American economist 1951
„Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
„Centuries of growth in advanced economies have left little carbon space for the developing world, challenging their growth. The thin lines of balancing economic development and protection of the environment will remain a great challenge in future development policy-setting. It is therefore critical that developed countries honour their commitments and compensate damage to the environment, on the basis of common but differentiated responsibilities.“
— Mahinda Rajapaksa Prime Minister of Sri Lanka 1945
United Nations, Sri "Lanka urges UN to study global inequality, failure to lift millions out of poverty" http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp/html/story.asp?NewsID=45978&Cr=general+assembly&Cr1=, 24 September 2013.
„We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.“
— Virginia Satir American psychologist 1916 - 1988
Magic Touch: Six Things You Can Do to Connect in a Disconnected World. https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolynrosenblatt/2011/01/18/magic-touch-six-things-you-can-do-to-connect-in-a-disconnected-world/, Forbes, 18 Jan 2011.
— Layal Abboud Lebanese pop singer 1982
September 27, 2009; gerasanews.com http://www.gerasanews.com/article/17106
„We have lived for 200 years in a growth economy. In this time we have come to believe that all our major economic ills – from unemployment and poverty to overpopulation and even environmental degradation – can be solved by more growth. And if the global economy existed in a void perhaps that would be true. But it does not.“
— Herman E. Daly American economist 1938