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Rostra’s Choice: Doughnut Economics

Title: Doughnut Economics

Writer: Kate Raworth

Year of publication: 2017

Review: In this book, Oxford economist Kate Raworth introduces an economic model that revisits the mainstream economic thinking and accounts for planetary and societal boundaries of development. The author argues that limitless economic growth is unsustainable and that policymakers’ priorities should be altered in the direction of the well-being of a wider population and humanity’s harmony with nature. Using the shape of a doughnut, Raworth presents a new paradigm of economic thinking that can be used as a compass for guiding the orientation of modern globalised societies. In my opinion, this book is ideal for readers who have not yet dug deep into sustainability topics but would like to broaden or challenge their existing perceptions of our socio-economic systems. Thought-provoking and ever-more relevant, Rostra’s choice.

It is to be underlined that Rostra was not incentivised to promote this book in any way, and this suggestion is not necessarily representative of the opinions of the Rostra team, but only of the editor of this article.


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