You may remember the doughnut, an innovative framing of social and environmental challenges that I’ve written about a number of times over the last few years. It’s the brainchild of Kate Raworth, who saw that if the planetary boundaries form a kind of upper limit that we shouldn’t exceed, there’s also a social foundation that we shouldn’t fall below. When put together you get a doughnut, a ‘safe and just space for humanity’ (see image at the bottom of the post for a reminder).
It’s an influential idea that has been discussed in NGO circles, governments and the UN, and Kate Raworth has now written a book unpacking the idea and its implications. It’s called Doughnut Economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, and it’s smart, imaginative, and full of accessible routes into complex issues.
Raworth’s particular target is the economics profession, which she…
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