Amsterdam stepping away from capitalism, towards "doughnut economics"

Amsterdam’s city government is said to be embracing “doughnut economics”. This theory, first laid out by British economist Kate Rawarth in a 2017 book, argues that a successful society fits human life into a sweet spot between social foundation (what people need to just get by) and environmental ceiling (the maximum the planet can sustain). This is a call for resiliency and circular economy, supporting design for deconstruction and material reuse.


The City of Nanaimo in BC has also recently adopted “doughnut economics” - hopefully this is a growing trend!

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Very cool! Such an interesting concept - have you read the book, @will.nash? It’s definitely on my list.

My copy just arrived in the post, I’m planning on reading it then donating to the local library.

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