The world needs a new economic growth model

The sustainability of global economic growth comes up for discussion at a conference hosted by the University of Southern California.

The growing scarcity of the world’s natural resources is an obvious concern for China, India and other developing nations with fast-growing populations, triggering debate about how best to sustain economic development.

The World Bank has projected that demand for food will rise by 50% by 2030, while growth in average productivity will continue to fall, after dropping to 1.1% between 1990 to 2007, from 2% between 1970 and 1990. Global food production also lagged behind...

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