Doughnut Economics

Written by
Kate Raworth

I like the book. Combines alternative economics, systems thinking.

I like the idea of a regenerative and distributive economy. Not sure if she'd describe it as such, but it comes across fairly ecosocialist, with its dual concern for social equity and planetary boundaries.

1. The Doughnut


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I like how easily graspable as a visual rubric it is - don't let anyone go into the hole of the doughnut, i.e. have a baseline of equity for everyone, and don't go outside the outer edge - i.e. stay within planetary boundaries.

The bit in the middle, the doughnut, is a regenerative and distributive economy.

2. Ecological ceiling

  • Climate change
  • Ocean acidification
  • Chemical pollution
  • Nitrogen & phosphorous loading
  • Freshwater withdrawals
  • Land conversion
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Air pollution
  • Ozone layer depletion

i.e. the planetary boundaries.

3. Social foundation

  • Water
  • Food
  • Health
  • Education
  • Income & work
  • Peace & justice
  • Political voice
  • Social equity
  • Gender equality
  • Housing
  • Networks
  • Energy

4. Elsewhere

4.2. In the Agora

4.3. Mentions

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