Review: Kate Raworth's 'Doughnut Economics'

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  1. Janina. many thanks for your great blog and thoughtful comments. I too got a lot out of the workshop discussion.

    On the concern about goal-based frameworks not hammering out the differences between positions…I think we are still so far from articulating the fundamental values that we commonly care for that goals are extremely useful to discuss and agree upon. For many governments the default goal is still GDP growth, so it’s worth focusing on getting a wider view on that. And once we can agree on some common goals, well then we can interrogate the evidence on (for example) whether or not green growth (of the sufficiently absolutely decoupled variety) is theoretically, technically, or politically possible.

    Thanks too for the link to the piece on data visualization and the brain – very interesting!

    1. Thanks for your feedback, Kate! Yes, after thinking more about it, I agree that there is still work left to do in defining the long-run policy goals – it’s just so frustrating to see how long it takes, especially since systematic change is so crucial at this point in time. By the way, this is the cartoon I was talking about yesterday – seems to fit rather well into the sustainability realm as well:,ay17

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