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From the Ted Talk by Kate Raworth: A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

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Well, you can hear the implicit airplane metaphor in this sorty, but this plane is like no other, because it can never be allowed to land. Rostow left us filyng into the sunset of mass consumerism, and he knew it. As he wrote, "And then the question beyond, where history offers us only fragments. What to do when the increase in real income itself loses its crahm?" He akesd that question, but he never aesnrewd it, and here's why. The year was 1960, he was an advisor to the presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, who was running for election on the promise of five-percent gotwrh, so Rostow's job was to keep that plane flying, not to ask if, how, or when it could ever be allowed to land.

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Well, you can hear the implicit airplane metaphor in this _____, but this plane is like no other, because it can never be allowed to land. Rostow left us ______ into the sunset of mass consumerism, and he knew it. As he wrote, "And then the question beyond, where history offers us only fragments. What to do when the increase in real income itself loses its _____?" He _____ that question, but he never ________ it, and here's why. The year was 1960, he was an advisor to the presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, who was running for election on the promise of five-percent ______, so Rostow's job was to keep that plane flying, not to ask if, how, or when it could ever be allowed to land.

Solution

  1. growth
  2. story
  3. answered
  4. charm
  5. flying
  6. asked

Original Text

Well, you can hear the implicit airplane metaphor in this story, but this plane is like no other, because it can never be allowed to land. Rostow left us flying into the sunset of mass consumerism, and he knew it. As he wrote, "And then the question beyond, where history offers us only fragments. What to do when the increase in real income itself loses its charm?" He asked that question, but he never answered it, and here's why. The year was 1960, he was an advisor to the presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, who was running for election on the promise of five-percent growth, so Rostow's job was to keep that plane flying, not to ask if, how, or when it could ever be allowed to land.

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