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Bill Nye on stage

Bill Nye Actually Discusses Planet-Saving Policy

This is a first for Growth Bias Busted. We honor someone on the Wall of Fame and someone on the Wall of Shame in the same post. Kudos to Bill Nye, known as “the Science Guy,” for devoting an episode of his new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, to the subject of overpopulation.

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Office people celebrating together

White House Celebrates Snail’s Pace GDP Growth

On Friday the U.S. Commerce Department reported:

“Consumers pulled back sharply on spending in early 2017…reducing the economy’s quarterly growth to its lowest level in three years.”

That quote is from this New York Times story by Nelson D. Schwartz:

G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017

Wait a minute. Why would the Trump administration celebrate this?

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