The G-20 Doesn't Need a Growth Target

World leaders gathering for the G-20 summit in Brisbane should be focused on improving the quality, not the quantity of GDP growth.

World leaders should focus on quality, not quantity.

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Group of 20 host Tony Abbott went to great lengths to keep one topic -- climate change -- off the agenda at this weekend's confab in Brisbane. There's little mystery why: While the world hails China and the U.S. for moving forward on curbing carbon emissions, Australia is backsliding by scrapping a tax on carbon and resisting pressure to expand the use of renewables.

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