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Unformatted text preview: Problems with using GNP/GDP growth as a measure of progress or development:-doesn't count unpaid labour, especially women's care work.-doesn't count externalities - costs that are externalized (passed on ) to someone else. For example, polluting factory are able to pass on the cost of damage to health and the environment.-does count negative goods - the clean up of a toxic waste dump is counted as a plus in terms of GDP.-ignores distribution, quality of life, equality, sustainability-ignores the question of whether the world can sustain high rates of growth given the depletion of non-renewable resources and environmental damage....
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- Spring '09