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

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.
Image: Kate Raworth
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