What are the limits to long-term economic growth in the US? Is there anything that our government can do to address these limits, or would it be a bad idea to try?

Environmental catastrophe and low educational standards limit long-term economic growth. The government can and should address these issues with tough regulation and enforcement, since these are core areas of government and matters of public interest in their own right, as well as having economic implications.

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There are numerous limits to long-term economic growth. Climate change and other forms of environmental catastrophe are serious threats, particularly as so many of the economic powerhouses of the United States are on the coast and vulnerable to rising sea levels, or in high risk environments such as California, which has been plagued with wildfires. Another limit is imposed by dwindling educational standards and levels of...

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