What is Pro-Growth Bias?

Pro-Growth Bias is reflected in the media by the stories and words chosen, which hint and often trumpet that economic, population, and consumption growth is good and essential. We're here to expose the bias and encourage more balanced and thoughtful journalism. Here you can vote, discuss, and even post stories exemplifying the bias.

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Vatican Rolls Out New Line of Chastity Belts News that Pope Francis advised Catholics not to breed “like rabbits,” stormed the social media this week. Clearly we cannot ignore this here at Growth Bias Busted. The media coverage showed little evidence of pro-growth bias, but we do often feature the remarks and policy positions of world leaders.  Thus, we were presented with a quandary: Do we honor Pope Francis for advocating “responsible parenthood?” Or do we put him on the Wall of Shame for continuing to obstruct the most realistic, effective form of being responsible about how many children couples bring into the world?  I was aided in this...
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President Leads Giant Liquidation Sale The U.S. obsession with economic growth was in full display Tuesday night. The state of the economy headlined President Barack Obama’s DIY performance review, aka the State of the Union. Both the President and the GOP rebuttal competed to see who could promise U.S. citizens the most – the most jobs, the most income growth, the lowest taxes…the most economic growth. “Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999.” We only had to wait till the second paragraph of the President’s speech to get to what is universally being...
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ABC Offers More Complete Economic News Today we honor Australia’s ABC Radio program, RN Breakfast, for including an alternate view of what is universally characterized as “gloomy” global economic growth forecasts. All-too-often we hear that less economic growth is bad news, from the high priests of the church of growth everlasting (politicians, bankers, and economists), and that’s ALL we hear. Last Friday RN Breakfast Producer Claire Stewart did what few journalists do. She invited Australian multi-millionaire philanthropist and sustainability activist Dick Smith to offer his perspective: “The present form of growth that our economic system requires—which is basically perpetual growth in the use of energy and resources—is not...
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Loving Mother Chooses to Stop at One We wrap up a week of population stories with this commentary published on the website of PBS NewsHour (NewsHour is the nightly newscast on the U.S. noncommercial, public television network). Thanks to Mike Hanauer for submitting this.  Journalist Wendy Thomas Russell has bravely written The Case for Having Just One Kid. And PBS has boldly published it. Why is this brave and bold? It shouldn’t be that remarkable to address the notion of conceiving and parenting just one child. But we live in an insanely irrational, baby-crazy world. “For the first five years of my daughter’s life, I was frequently told...
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