Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (English Edition)
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Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (English Edition)

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As seen on BBC Newsnight.

Economics is broken, and the planet is paying the price.

Unforeseen financial crises. Extreme wealth inequality. Relentless pressure on the environment. Can we go on like this? Is there an alternative?

In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth lays out the seven deadly mistakes of economics and offers a radical re-envisioning of the system that has brought us to the point of ruin. Moving beyond the myths of ‘rational economic man’ and unlimited growth, Doughnut Economics zeroes in on the sweet spot: a system that meets all our needs without exhausting the planet.

The demands of the 21st century require a new shape of economics. This might just be it.

*The Sunday Times Bestseller*
*A Financial Times and Forbes Book of the Year*
*Winner of the Transmission Prize 2018*
*Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017*

‘The John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century.’ George Monbiot, Guardian

‘This is sharp, significant scholarship . . . Thrilling.’ Times Higher Education

‘Raworth’s magnum opus . . . A fascinating reminder to business leaders and economists alike to stand back at a distance to examine our modern economics.’ Books of the Year, Forbes

‘There are some really important economic and political thinkers around at the moment – such as Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics.’ Andrew Marr, Guardian

‘An admirable attempt to broaden the horizons of economic thinking.’ Martin Wolf, Books of the Year, Financial Times

‘A compelling and timely intervention.’ Caroline Lucas MP, Books of the Year, The Ecologist

Revue de presse

"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)

"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."

"Doughnut Economics shows how to ensure dignity and prosperity for all people."

"A compelling and timely intervention."

"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."

"A sharp, insightful call for a shift in thinking . . . Raworth’s energetic, layperson-friendly writing makes her concept accessible as well as intriguing."

Biographie de l'auteur

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century's social and ecological challenges. She is a senior visiting research associate and advisory board member at Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute and teaches in its masters program for Environmental Change and Management. She is also senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a member of the Club of Rome. Over the past 20 years Raworth has been a senior researcher at Oxfam, a co-author of UNDP's annual Human Development Reports and a fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, working in the villages of Zanzibar. She is also on the advisory board of the Stockholm School of Economics' Global Challenges Programme and Anglia Ruskin University's Global Resource Observatory. Kate lives in Oxford, England.

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'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


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.

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