short versus long term thinking

The article is about the way we percieve our economy and the three most important main stream ideologies to see the economy are described in a clear simple overview. Following the author, we then turn to the question if we should behave more or less short term. He argues that we maintain the wrong assumptions on which we base our believe. The false assumption that most people currently have is that we think everything will become better and better and that is why we can consume now without having to think to much to the future

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