Be Agnostic about Growth

Be Agnostic about Growth

In most textbooks the acknowledged goal of economic policy is growth, thus implicitly assuming growth to infinity. Given that the planet is not infinite, why not considering growth as relative to different situations in different countries?

Create to Regenerate

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 that is regenerative by design?

Design to Distribute

Design to Distribute

Income inequality and austerity measures are widely seen among policymakers as necessary pains for economic growth. To benefit most people, however, the economy must first be designed this way.

Get Savvy with Systems

Get Savvy with Systems

The 2008 financial crisis has shown that supply and demand equilibrium is not a “law”. Rather than ready-made theories, economics needs the experimental background provided by systems thinking.

Nurture Human Nature

Nurture Human Nature

In order to reach some predictability, classical economists have considered that human exchanges are rational. They just adopted the wrong model of rationality.

See the Big Picture

See the Big Picture

“All the world’s a stage”, according to Shakespeare. Who are the characters at play in the economic narrative of market fundamentalism and how should the cast be updated for the 21st century?

Change the Goal

Change the Goal

In nature, health is the primary goal of all life forms. In conventional economics, it is indefinite growth—the definition itself of cancer. Can what is biologically aberrant be economically relevant?

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Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth

Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth

What needs to change in our understanding of economics so that humanity can thrive without destroying the planet? To Kate Raworth, an English economist working at Oxford and Cambridge universities, the answer is in the doughnut!

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