Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Summary

The book that redefines economics for a world in crisis.

Relentless financial crises. Extreme inequalities in wealth. Remorseless pressure on the environment. Anyone can see that our economic system is broken. But can it be fixed?

In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies the seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray - from selling us the myth of 'rational economic man' to obsessing over growth at all costs - and offers instead an alternative roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. Ambitious, radical and provocative, she offers a new cutting-edge economic model fit for the challenges of the 21st century.
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*The Sunday Times Bestseller*
*A Financial Times and Forbes Book of the Year*
*Winner of the Transmission Prize 2018*
*Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017*


'The John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century.' George Monbiot, Guardian

'This is sharp, significant scholarship . . . Thrilling.' Times Higher Education

'Raworth's magnum opus . . . Fascinating.' Books of the Year, Forbes

'[Raworth's] biggest question . . . is one that terrifies all mainstream economists: is 'growth' endless?' Andrew Marr, Spectator

'A compelling and timely intervention.' Caroline Lucas MP, Books of the Year, The Ecologist

About the author

Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth is an economist whose research focuses on the unique social and ecological challenges of the 21st century. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate teaching at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, and a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Over the last two decades Kate has worked as Senior Researcher at Oxfam, as a co-author of the UN’s Human Development Report at the United Nations Development Programme, and as a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute in the villages of Zanzibar.

She has been named by the Guardian as one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation.
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