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Kate Raworth on Economics as if People and the Earth Mattered
Sunday, May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Economist Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist
In Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, Kate Raworth of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute reminds us that economic growth was not, at first, intended to signify wellbeing. The aim of economic activity, she argues, should be “meeting the needs of all within the means of the planet”. Instead of economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, we need economies that “make us thrive, whether or not they grow”. This means changing our picture of what the economy is and how it works.
Kate Raworth is “the John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century: by reframing the economy, she allows us to change our view of who we are, where we stand, and what we want to be.” –George Monbiot, The Guardian