Breezy Breakfast Radio Hour

Episode 53: Doughnut Economics

July 23, 2021

"See the Doughnut not the ____"

Have you ever wondered why cities constantly face a variety of environmental challenges – like climate change – and social failings that have resulted in egregious inequities and injustices?  What is the origin story behind an economic model that values material production, Bezos-level wealth accumulation, a philosophy of “sell-more-and-forever,” and designed obsolescence – leading to the massive disposal of stuff – above all else, including the activities and experiences that most people see as making life actually worth living?

What if a Doughnut could help us re-imagine the purpose of – and criteria of success for – our cities?  What might that look like in practice?

Dr. Yannick Beaudoin of the David Suzuki Foundation is our tour guide on a quick trip through economic history steeped in patriarchy, conquest and conquering.  It might not exactly be the Marvel Universe, but it is filled with twists and turns you won’t want to miss!

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