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By Ross McGuinness, Metro, London UK 17th January 2012
For decades, governments have insisted that economic growth is vital. But a new idea is gaining traction – that the obsession with GDP is ruining our lives and the planet. Metro talks to two economists, Peter Victor and Peter Jackson, who say growth is not the be all and end all.