Doughnut Economics

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

Non-Fiction, Business, Finance & Law, Economics, Education
Paperback Published on: 22/02/2018
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As the ingenious twentieth-century investor Buckminster Fuller once said, ‘You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete’. This book takes up the challenge, setting out seven mind-shifting ways in which we can all learn to think like twenty-first-century economists. Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its out-dated 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. 'I read this book with the excitement that the people of his day must have read John Maynard Keynes's General Theory. It is brilliant, thrilling and revolutionary.' - George Monbiot

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781847941398
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 30 mm

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I was educated in the "classical" economics that have held way since the mid 20th Century. I think that this is the first step forward since then. Green E... READ MORE
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Doughnut Economics
Great place to start to learn
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