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Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (2017) [audiobook+ebook]

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File Duration
00 Title, Who Wants to be an Economist.mp3 55m0s
01 c1 Change the Goal- from GDP to the Doughnut.mp3 1h1m
02 c2 See the Big Picture- from self-contained market to embedded economy.mp3 1h6m
03 c3 Nurture Human Nature- from rational economic man to social adaptable humans.mp3 1h18m
04 c4 Get Savvy With Systems- from mechanical equilibrium to dynamic complexity.mp3 1h16m
05 c5 Design to Distribute- from growth will even it up again to distributive by design.mp3 1h38m
06 c6 Create to Regenerate- from growth will clean it up again to regenerative by design.mp3 1h24m
07 c7 Be Agnostic About Growth- from growth addicted to growth agnostic.mp3 1h42m
08 Epilogue- We Are All Economists Now.mp3 18m6s
09 Appendix- The Doughnut and Its Data.mp3 5m50s
10 About the Author, Credits.mp3 2m38s
Total Duration 10h46m34s

Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times.

Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike.

That’s why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. In Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.

Named after the now-iconic “doughnut” image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like.

Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas―from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and Earth-systems science―to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow?

Simple, playful, and eloquent, Doughnut Economics offers game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers.
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