Most economists and policy makers endorse the orthodoxy that a growing economy continues to benefit more people. But a booming global GDP has brought problems, says self-described “renegade economist” Kate Raworth, and more growth isn’t the solution. In a thought-provoking talk, she takes on the modern world’s obsession with growth and proposes an alternative framework for progress that will allow everyone to thrive. getAbstract recommends Raworth’s talk to policy makers, humanitarians and those who like testing conventional wisdom.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why equating growth with progress is misguided, and
- How future economies can meet the dual challenge of socioeconomic progress and environmental preservation.
About the Speaker
Kate Raworth is a senior visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and a senior associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
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