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  • Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
  • By: Kate Raworth
  • Narrated by: Kate Raworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (162 ratings)

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Doughnut Economics

By: Kate Raworth
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Doughnut Economics written and read by Kate Raworth.

Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year.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.

Longlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2017 Kate Raworth (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"The John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century." (George Monbiot, The Guardian)
"This is sharp, significant scholarship.... Thrilling." ( Times Higher Education)
"A really important economic and political thinker." (Andrew Marr)

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Essential reading

Primer and how to for all 21st century economists. Don't leave home without it - could well be the best guide to saving our blue dot from ourselves.

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great addition to systems thinking

loved the narration , the examples and clarity of theory. also the summary pdf is helpful

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Makes perfect sense

I couldn't disagree with anything in this book. I've now bought the hard copy. Some bits were read a bit too quick for me to be able to absorb but finally I'm hearing someone speak about economics in a way that makes sense to me. Very refreshing. Clearly laid out, and easy to go back to particular points. A must read.

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Fascinating

A riveting listen with a powerful message. It made me think and feel in surprising ways.

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Amazing - a must read

Kate is amazing as a narrator - just as she is as a thinker and person. Loved it!

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Absolutely life changing - should be compulsory !

Packed with insights and eye-opening co ncepts. Everyone should hear this. Beautifully written and very compelling.

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transformative!!

there is such an opportunity in this work to truly understand where we are, how we got here and how we can choose our way out it. ANYONE can hear the need for change, few have detailed the global processes necessary. I am now a 21st century economist, best we all begin to own that title, that we may be in deeper relations with a future we can thrive in!

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Great Listen

Really helped me re-examine the way I think about the economy and economics in general.

I didn't think it would have changed my mind much, since I was already on board with the idea of doughnut economics, but there is a surprising amount of stuff people take for granted even when accepting a new way of thinking, so it's good to have the new paradigms laid out for you.

Top notch read/listen, and not insanely long either.

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Important work

Loved it. An important and thought-provoking work about how society can thrive in an entirely different and more equitable/sustainable way.

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Amazing book, but image heavy, not ideal audio

very important and interesting book. not ideal as an audio book as it relies heavily on images. I still enjoyed it thoroughly.

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