We need to go back, or indeed forward, to time where we say 'What is the economy for? What is the point of economics?' And I think in the 21st century, with the challenges we have, the goal of economics should be to figure out how we can meet the needs of all, within the means of this planet. We should teach, and create an economic mindset that gives us the best chance of making that happen.
Economist Kate Raworth explains how neoliberalism captured 20th century economics (in theory and practice) - and how a new generation of students and thinkers are challenging Economic Man's grip on the field, and building a new framework to understand, and address the mounting problems of the 21st century.
Kate is author of Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist from Chelsea Green.
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