the ‘positives’ of economic growth

“We have come to the end of the ‘positives’ that economic growth can bring.”
— Wilkinson and Pickett

I went to a conference at the beginning of December where Ann Morisy, one of the keynote speakers, gave this quote, and said that in the West, increases in wellbeing from wealth have now stalled. Instead, with increasing wealth now come increases in anxiety and depression, marking the rise of “the worried well”.

Today in Hong Kong, I’m pondering whether this is not only true now in the West, but in the affluent Asian cities as well.

Thoughts, anyone? Do you agree, or do you think that the Asian cities aren’t quite there yet and still need to keep pushing some?

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