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Is war a good source of GDP growth?

Penny Brooks

3rd September 2017

Whether you are starting a new course by asking students to consider the sources of GDP growth, or encouraging returning Year 13 students to remember what they learned last year as part of a linear, synoptic approach to teaching, this article from the FT could be a useful piece to stimulate discussion. In 'There are better ways to boost an economy than by going to war', John Authers looks at research into the impact of war on GDP. 

The article refers, of course, to the risks of conflict with North Korea over this summer. As Geoff reminded us in a blog a few days ago, schools can now register for free access to the FT for 6th form students and their teachers, making this topical resource easily available. 

Penny Brooks

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