By John Mills
'This article originally appeared in the June 2018 edition of Standpoint'
The 14th April 2018 UK edition of The Economist contained an article whose title read “Economists understand little about the causes of growth”. The body copy which followed amplified this theme.
Prospect devoted a substantial part of its May 2018 issue to “The case for a new economics”, advocating “Rip it up and start again”, but with barely a mention of economic growth anywhere in the revised agenda which readers were asked to consider.
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