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Doughnut Economics

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Kate Raworth author



Published:22nd Feb '18

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A leading economist shows why current economic thinking doesn't work - and what should take its place

Discover the bestselling book that reveals how mainstream economics has led us astray - and what we can do to fix it, now with a new afterword.

*The Sunday Times Bestseller*
*A Financial Times and Forbes Book of the Year*
*Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award*

Relentless financial crises. Extreme inequalities in wealth. Remorseless pressure on the environment. Anyone can see that our economic system is broken.

But can it be fixed?

Oxford academic Kate Raworth has identified 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 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 provocative, Doughnut Economics offers a new cutting-edge economic model fit for the challenges of the 21st century.

Praise for Doughnut Economics:

'Raworth's magnum opus . . . Fascinating.' Books of the Year, Forbes

'At last – an economic model that won't destroy the planet . . . the John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century.' Guardian

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

'A book you will need to know about . . . If only 10% of the ideas get implemented, the world will be a much better place.' Dr Duncan Green, Professor in Practice in International Development at LSE

'[Raworth's] biggest question . . . is one that terrifies all mainstream economists: is 'growth' endless?' Andrew Marr, Spectator

'A compelling and timely intervention.' The Ecologist

I’ve never seen [the concepts in Doughnut Economics]laid out so clearly, compellingly, or cheekily. Social entrepreneurs, it’s doughnut time – and I strongly recommend that you take a bite. -- Four Books Every Social Entrepreneur Should Read * Forbes *
Doughnut Economics shows how to ensure dignity and prosperity for all people. * Huffington Post *
A compelling and timely intervention. -- Caroline Lucas MP, Books of the Year * The Ecologist *
A book you will need to know about . . . Kate writes beautifully . . . If only 10% of the ideas get implemented, the world will be a much better place. -- World Bank blog
A sharp, insightful call for a shift in thinking . . . Raworth’s energetic, layperson-friendly writing makes her concept accessible as well as intriguing. * Publishers Weekly *
Kate Raworth, formerly of Oxfam, shows that the undulations of equality and justice are really very profound . . . [Her] aim is to adjust human use of the processes of planetary dynamics so that the overall outcome of development is survival in peace, health, prosperity and companionship. * British Academy Review *
Proposes a new economic model – one that embeds the human economy within the natural world and within society, rather than being distinct from either. * The Ecologist *
An innovative vision about how we could refocus away from growth to thriving. * Daily Mail *
A brand new way of conceptualising economic development without being tied to infinite growth . . . A useful idea. * Guardian *
There are some really important economic and political thinkers around at the moment – such as Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics . . . I get the sense that a major period of new thinking and political creativity is coming. -- Andrew Marr * Guardian *
An admirable attempt to broaden the horizons of economic thinking. -- Martin Wolf, Books of the Year * Financial Times *
Kate Raworth's well-received Doughnut Economics makes clear . . . [that] we have to enter a new age of thought, of communication, of politics. -- Natalie Bennett * The Ecologist *
This is sharp, significant scholarship . . . Thrilling. * Times Higher Education *
Required summer reading for Labour politicians and activists. * openDemocracy *
Another look at measuring growth . . . Raworth makes several key suggestions for reform. * MoneyWeek *
At last – an economic model that won't destroy the planet . . . 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 *
Asks some simple and pertinent questions. Why do we tax employment, through payroll taxes, but not the use of such scarce resources as fresh water, the Earth’s minerals, wood and soil? [Raworth's] biggest question, however, is one that terrifies all mainstream economists: is ‘growth’ endless? -- Andrew Marr * Spectator *
[Reveals] the huge hold in the standard economic model . . . offers a mountaintop view of the world. * Knowledge@Wharton: The Journal of Wharton Business School *
Judiciously combining history, theory, anecdotes and diagrams, [Raworth] provides a narrative that is easy to follow . . . Worthwhile and challenging. * Frontline *
A radical and solidly-argued book . . . Plausible and informative. * El Pais *

ISBN: 9781847941398

Dimensions: 197mm x 127mm x 24mm

Weight: 307g

384 pages