@peregrine Aren't they just externalising material resources when transitioning to a service economy, meaning the real costs are shouldered by the developing countries where their products are made? When an economist stars talking about"decoupling growth" you can be sure something's off.

@gendor quite possibly but the researchers excluded imports and exports from the analysis.

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