Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth

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'I see [Raworth] as 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, Guardian

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

'[A] really important economic and political thinker.' Andrew Marr

Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures.

Can it be fixed? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. En route, she deconstructs the character of ‘rational economic man’ and explains what really makes us tick. She reveals how an obsession with equilibrium has left economists helpless when facing the boom and bust of the real-world economy. She highlights the dangers of ignoring the role of energy and nature’s resources – and the far-reaching implications for economic growth when we take them into account. And in the process, she creates a new, cutting-edge economic model that is fit for the 21st century – one in which a doughnut-shaped compass points the way to human progress.

Ambitious, radical and rigorously argued, Doughnut Economics promises to reframe and redraw the future of economics for a new generation.

'An innovative vision about how we could refocus away from growth to thriving.' Daily Mail

'An admirable attempt to broaden the horizons of economic thinking.' Martin Wolf, Financial Times

'Doughnut Economics shows how to ensure dignity and prosperity for all people.' Huffington Post

Title : Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
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ISBN : 1847941389
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Trevor rated it ★★★★★

March 13, 2018

This is something that you need to move up your list of books to read - and do so fairly urgently. I liked this book for so many reasons, but not least because she uses some of the same examples I've been using recently to explain ideas that have been troubling me for quite a while now. One of th...

Fred rated it ★★★★★

April 20, 2017

What an amazing book! ... It's rare when someone has the vision + the brains + the charisma to 1) challenge received wisdom, 2) offer a fully-formed alternative, and 3) explain it clearly & succinctly. I read about 30 "business" books a year cover to cover (have to for my work), and this is t...

Katia rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2018

This book is very ambitious, but with a very valid and honourable course. Through her own experience and interactions with the modern students, Kate Haworth realised the economic theory that is taught to the undergraduates is at least 50 years old, based on more or less single paradigm, too techn...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

April 07, 2017

Everyone should read this book!

Adriaan rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2017

''We are the first generation to know that we're undermining the ability of the earth system to support human development. This is a profound new insight and it is potentially very very scary... It is also an enormous privilege because it means that we are the first generation to know that we now...

Nam rated it ★★★★★

November 25, 2017

To be honest, the ideas of this book, abolishing the neoliberal economic system and building the new regenerative economy which prevent the rapid deterioration of environment, was not so new as it has already mentioned in tons of books or documentation films. However, the unique feature of this b...

Ben rated it ★★★★☆

October 06, 2017

An accessible and insightful book that outlines a vision, and puts forward a few new tools for 21st Century economics on a hot, crowded and unequal planet. Raworth's big idea is that the focus of economists and policy-makers on growth, as measured by GDP needs to be replaced with a better, truer,...

Mehrsa rated it ★★★★★

December 14, 2017

Yes. Finally. Everyone read this (and other books like it). (I have written two myself ;)) We need to rethink our economic systems. We cannot rely on GDP growth forever and at all costs. The costs are huge and irreparable. We don't have much left in the way of environmental buffers, we have way t...

Jonathan rated it ★★★★★

July 30, 2017

Kate Raworth manages to perfectly sum up many of the frustrations with modern economics. She designs a new and egalitarian framework, distributive, regenerative and ecological, and she does it all in an accessible yet commanding tone. Read this.

Stephen rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

I see this as a rather significant text. In many ways, it isn't quite like a textbook because it is written in a style that is very accessible. In other respects, it is like a textbook because it does advance our thinking quite some way. Economists may not consider the book very highly, but that...

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