Street Address: 
1025 5th Street Northwest
City: 
Washington
State/Region: 
DC
Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Next System Project is thrilled to welcome author and economist Kate Raworth on May 10 at Busboys & Poets at 5th and K St NW in Washington, DC to discuss a new economic model she calls Doughnut Economics. Co-Chair of the Next System Project, Gar Alperovitz will give opening remarks. The event is free and open to the public, but seat are limited. RSVP today!

The ideas that shape mainstream economic thought are centuries out of date: the leaders of 2050 are being taught an economic mindset rooted in the textbooks of 1950, which in turn are rooted in the theories of 1850. Is it any wonder that those ideas fail to address today’s real needs, and that students and citizens around the world are vociferously rejecting them? 

It’s time for a set of economic rules fit for the 21st century, a set of rules that can guide the global economy and help tackle challenges from climate change and inequality to financial instability.

In Doughnut Economics Kate Raworth lays out seven key ways to fundamentally re-frame our understanding of what economics is and does, and draws on the best emerging ideas to explain how we can turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow. 

Her internationally acclaimed Doughnut concept has influenced leaders in settings as diverse at the United Nations General Assembly, major corporations, and the Occupy Movement.

In Doughnut Economics, Raworth show how we can break our addiction to growth, redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people, and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.

Playful and eloquent, Doughnut Economics is a game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers. 

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges. She is a senior visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Intsitute and a senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Her work has been profiled in The Guardian, The Financial Times, CNN, Al-Jazeera. She lives in Oxford in the UK. See www.kateraworth.com and @KateRaworth.