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Why we need a “donut economy” |Kate Raworth|TEDxAthens

A very interesting talk given at a TEDx event independent of the TED conference.

Economic theory is centuries old, and it’s at its wits end when it comes to addressing the challenges of the 21st century: Climate change, poverty, and extreme inequality. Kate Raworth turns the idea of economics on its head in this intensive course on alternative economics. Find out why you should eat donuts now.

Kate Raworth is an economist focused on redesigning the economy to meet the realities and challenges of this century. donuts at the social and planetary margins, published by Oxfam in 2012, has received widespread international acclaim, including the UN’s Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Influencing the Redesign of Sustainable Development.

She is currently writing Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, to be published by Random House in Spring 2016.

Kate is a Senior Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute for Environmental Change, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

She has published widely on donut economics, from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement, and has written for The Guardian, The New Statesman, Resurgence, Nature Climate Change, and Wired.

She was named by The Guardian as one of the top 10 people tweeting about economic change. For the past 20 years, he has been a senior research fellow at Oxfam, co-author of the UN Human Development Report, and a fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in Zanzibar. She has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and an MA in Economics for Development from Oxford University.

Kate blogs about Doughnut Economics at and tweets @KateRaworth

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