How *Not* to Destroy Our Planet: Kate Raworth on “Doughnut Economics”

December 14, 2021

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This Doughnut can save humanity — and the planet. For real.

The UN knows it. Pope Francis knows it. And major cities like Amsterdam, Portland, and Glasgow have already put “Doughnut Economics” at the center of their economic strategy.

Before you let the word “economics” scare you away, here’s the deal.

Kate Raworth, a renegade economist I’ve been obsessed with for years, redrew the picture of economic success in her internationally best-selling book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist. It’s so simple, intuitive, and profound, you’ll think, “DUH! Why didn’t we see this before!?!”

For hundreds of years western economics has touted that, “growth equals progress!”

But that assumption isn’t just wrong — it’s dangerous.

Doughnut Economics puts a new goal at the center. It’s a success model that focuses on human thriving without depleting our spirits or destroying the earth that sustains us.

And it may be the most world-changing idea I’ve heard in my lifetime.

Watch now and learn:

  • What economics even means — and why you should care.
  • The origin of burnout, consumer marketing, and “retail therapy.”
  • Why Kate hid her world-changing idea in her bottom drawer.
  • The #1 factor that influences human behavior.
  • How to apply Doughnut Economics in your home and community.

If you ever get discouraged or feel hopeless about the future of our planet, watch this MarieTV all the way through. You’ll see why.

DIVE DEEPER: Here’s why big dreams aren’t necessarily better dreams, plus 3 ways you can change the world right now.

Now you’ve made it to my favorite part of MarieTV Tuesday. It’s time to turn your insights into action!

As Kate says, “Don't be an optimist. Don't be a pessimist. Be in action.”

So in a comment below, please answer these two questions as honestly and thoroughly as possible:

  • What’s one insight, idea, or aha you had from this conversation?
  • How can you apply this idea to your life, community, or business? Get practical here!

Ideas really can and do change the world — when we take action on them. And Doughnut Economics is the most world-changing idea I’ve come across in a loooong time.

Until next time, stay on your game and keep going for your dreams!


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