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The authors present theories of development and economic growth, in an effort to point out how they are different. They argue that development is not simply a countries economy growing larger, but the well-being of its people progressing evenly. The authors point out some critiques of development, particularly focused on economics, and document how numbers can be manipulated and misrepresent societies and serve as inappropriate measures of development. Thus, the authors conclude that development is hard to define, but we can be sure that simply using indicators like GDP and GNP does not accurately reflect the state of development or its distribution in countries.