Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable - and unethical.— Amartya Sen
Promising Economic Growth quotations
We cannot choose between [economic] growth and sustainability - we must have both
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all.
It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth.
.. these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money.
This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth.
Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities.
Budget consolidation and economic growth are two sides of the same coin.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
It is your mind that matters economically, as much or more than your mouth or hands. In the long run, the most important economic effect of population size and growth is the contribution of additional people to our stock of useful knowledge. And this contribution is large enough in the long run to overcome all the costs of population growth.
Education affects every major challenge we face in society.
It creates economic growth, paves the way for peace and stability and helps erase the legacy of marginalization.
Education is the most powerful tool countries have for boosting economic growth, increasing prosperity and forging more just, peaceful and equitable societies. Where educational deprivation exists, it breeds conflict and enables repression.
The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.
The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.
We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.
We can't treat the matter of black economic empowerment as just the redistribution of existing wealth. It really has to focus on new investment, on growth, on development of employment and so on and so on.
We who live in free market societies believe that growth and prosperity, and ultimately human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down.
Economic growth is the key to everything.
But once you have economic growth, it is important that we reach out to people who live in the shadows, the people who don't seem to ever think that they get a fair deal. And that includes people in our minority community; that includes people who feel as though they don't have a chance to move up.
Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare, or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity?
The way to healthy living is to shift from quantitative economic growth to quality of life, food, water and air - to shift from craving to contentment and from greed to gratitude
Immigration is not just compatible with but is a necessary component of economic growth.
As economic globalization gathers momentum, China and the United States have become highly interdependent economically. Such economic relations would not enjoy sustained, rapid growth if they were not based on mutual benefit or if they failed to deliver great benefits to the United States.
The most important benefit of population size and growth is the increase it brings to the stock of useful knowledge. Minds matter economically as much as, or more than, hands or mouths.
Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone to African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa's next generation of entrepreneurs have the platform they need to turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa.
The future of Japan's economic growth depends on us having the willpower and the courage to sail without hesitation onto the rough seas of global competition.
Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist.
A stronger middle class is not the consequence of economic growth.
A stronger middle class is the cause of economic growth.
What we call 'economic growth' is in fact a growth in waste and a decline in the health of natural habitat
Economics has been incurably growth-oriented and addicted to everybody growing richer, even at the cost of exhaustion of resources and pollution of the environment.
The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way.
Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy.
There cannot be so incompetent a dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American's capacity. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.
We must fight inequality and poverty if we want to re-establish peace and security. Seven million Mexicans live in extreme poverty, which is why I have launched a crusade against hunger. We also have to improve our educational system and stimulate economic growth.
To be equitable, economic growth has to be sustainable.
To be sustainable, economic growth has in turn to be all-inclusive. All-inclusive is no longer the greatest good of the greatest number. It is actually 'Sarvodaya' or the 'rise of all'. This Mahatma Gandhi saw as essential to Satyagraha itself.