Five female economists are revolutionizing their field by questioning the meaning of everything from ‘value,’ and ‘debt,’ to ‘growth’ and ‘GDP.’ They are united in one thing: their amazement at the way economics has been defined and debated to date. And they’re suggesting some alternatives.
How sweet would it be to loosen capitalism’s grip on our lives? It is no less ambitious what economist, Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics model promises. The alarming fact that we, as humanity, have been overshooting our planetary boundaries is widely accepted by now.
The usual answers begin sounding strange the more you think about them. A startup is kind of like a child, some say. Founders pour themselves and their resources and energy into the thing—but then, unlike a child, they sell it off to the highest bidders.