VoxEU Talk

The moral consequences of economic growth

Benjamin Friedman of Harvard University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his book, The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, which explores how growth boosts such values as opportunity, tolerance, generosity and democracy. They discuss how growth relates to inequality, happiness and the environment – and the potential consequences of a period of economic stagnation. The interview was recorded at the American Economic Association meetings in San Francisco in January 2009