Kate Raworth


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Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.

Her internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. Her book, Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist is being published in the UK and US in April 2017 and translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Japanese.

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Launching Doughnut Economics Action Lab!


This week is a big week for Doughnut Economics.


It’s the online launch of Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) – and at the heart of it is the Community Platform, a place for the growing worldwide community to connect, share, inspire and get inspired by the many ways people are putting the ideas of Doughnut Economics into practice.


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The growing community of change-makers


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“Depicting rational economic man as an isolated individual – unaffected by the choices of others – proved highly convenient for modelling the economy, but it was long questioned even from within the discipline. At the end of the nineteenth century, the sociologist and economist Thorstein Veblen berated economic theory for depicting man as a ‘self-contained globule of desire’, while the French polymath Henri Poincaré pointed out that it overlooked ‘people’s tendency to act like sheep’.31 He was right: we are not so different from herds as we might like to imagine. We follow social norms, typically preferring to do what we expect others will do and, especially if filled with fear or doubt, we tend to go with the crowd. One”
Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

“For over 70 years economics has been fixated on GDP, or national output, as its primary measure of progress. That fixation has been used to justify extreme inequalities of income and wealth coupled with unprecedented destruction of the living world. For the twenty-first century a far bigger goal is needed: meeting the human rights of every person within the means of our life-giving planet.”
Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

“Economics is the mother tongue of public policy,”
Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

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