Economic Progress

Meet the doughnut: the new economic model that could help end inequality

A boy looks for plastic bottles at the polluted Bagmati River in Kathmandu March 22, 2013. This year's theme for World Water Day, which falls on March 22, is "Water Cooperation" and is in line with the celebration of the International Year of Water Cooperation. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - RTR3FBFC

Today’s global economy, riven with extreme inequalities, is running down the living world on which everything depends. Image: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Kate Raworth
Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University
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The Kuznets Curve, which suggests that as countries get richer, inequality will rise before it eventually falls.
A network of flows: structuring an economy as a distributed network can more equitably distribute income and wealth amongst all those who help to generate it.
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