• Doughnut Economics

  • Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
  • By: Kate Raworth
  • Narrated by: Kate Raworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-30-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year.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
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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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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-09-18

awfull

this book keeps focussing on graphics and images, all the while referring to the 'conpanion booklet'. if I had my hands and eyes available I would be reading a paper book. this is like listening to a comic book. absolutely worthless.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Olli Tuomikoski on 01-18-18

Idealistic, provocative and preachy

Listened to it twice just to really get the hang it. Idealistic, provocative and preachy. Will follow the movement, not yet a fan.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-06-18

Eyeopener. Welcome on the new world!

I like the structure of the book. it is also understandable for non economics. Must read!

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5 out of 5 stars
By si1981 on 03-11-18

Revelation in economic theory

This book, perhaps more than any other,has made sense of why I fell out of love with economics as a undergraduate. However, more importantly it provides a ray of hope for a future beyond pursuit of GDP growth.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ben on 03-26-18

excellent

quite excellent. refreshing. exciting. solid. gives one hope about a world that seems to be a few degrees off the right direction.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Katherine on 03-01-18

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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