Be Agnostic about Growth

Despite the obvious absurdity of taxing our finite planet to infinity, growth remains the exclusive economic goal most officials in power cling to. What can explain their sobering lack of vision?

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Create to Regenerate

“Ecological degradation is not a luxury concern for countries to leave on one side until they are rich enough to give it their attention,” says Kate Raworth. What would be the steps toward an economy regenerative by design?

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Design to Distribute

Conventional economic wisdom is that austerity and inequality are necessary pains of growth. Data show, on the contrary, that to benefit all people the economy must first be designed this way.

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Get Savvy with Systems

If supply and demand equilibrium were an economic “law,” the 1929 and 2008 financial crises would have never existed. Rather than ready-made theories, economics needs the experimental background provided by systems thinking.

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Nurture Human Nature

Classical economists have relied on the model of physics to reach predictability, which led them to depict a “rational economic man.” Contemporary studies reveal a very different picture of our economic behavior.

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Change the Goal

Conventional economics has no goal except one by default: indefinite growth. In nature, this is the principle of cancer. To get back to health, it is time to give the economy a more meaningful purpose.

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Who Wants to Be an Economist?

Can humanity thrive without destroying the planet? It all depends on your representation of the economic purpose, says Kate Raworth, an English economist working at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Can humanity thrive without destroying the planet? It all depends on your representation of the economic purpose, says Kate Raworth, a “renegade economist” working at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

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