Doughnut Economics

April 22, 2019


Kate Raworth’s “donut economics,” while sounding a bit trite is actually an incredibly helpful way to visualize economic wellbeing. It goes far beyond measures of the GDP as an indicator of how communities or countries are doing in seeking both human and planetary wellbeing. She joins with other indices of wellbeing, like the Canadian Index of Well Being, to help us think beyond the limited, and increasingly problematic, idea that economic growth (GDP) is the best indicator of a country’s economic health.

Under animation tab on the website a number of short animations that help to explain the origin and problem of neoliberalism as well as her proposed alternative using the “donut.”