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February 2020

Originally published by Penguin

Doughnut Economics

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Kate Raworth

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'Inspiring ... Kate Raworth is the John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century. Like all the best ideas, her doughnut model seems so simple and obvious that you wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself'
George Monbiot

'Shows how to ensure dignity and prosperity for all people'
Huffington Post

'Compelling and timely' 
Caroline Lucas MP, Books of the Year, The Ecologist

'A brand new way of conceptualising economic development without being tied to infinite growth' 
Guardian

'The great mistake of economics, argues Raworth, is thinking of the economy as separate from the society of which it is part. She is right… An admirable attempt to broaden the horizons of economic thinking'
Financial Times

Remorseless financial crises. Extreme inequalities in wealth. Relentless 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 thoughtful, she offers a new, cutting-edge economic model fit for the challenges of the 21st century.

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