ThriveAbility — Waymaker for the Next Economic Paradigm: A Dialogue with Ralph Thurm

This interview with Ralph Thurm has some interesting idea’s about our need to change the way we look at economics and sustainability and has some relevance to Gender Economics.  He says in the interview;

Our current economic system is based on an unsustainable, high-stress, linear economy powered by fear, fossil fuels, materialism and a focus on financial success. Maintaining this rationale will both cause irreversible damages to planet Earth as the mother of all life, and trigger the emergence and increase of social dissonances due to discontent, population growth, demographic change and increasing social inequalities”

Image credit: TEDx RSM

This is a similar concept to Gender Economics and the idea that we have largely ‘masculinised’ our economic system which predominately works on the idea of scarcity, which I think puts greater emphasis on fear and power  particularly in a market economy where everything has a price.

See the full article here

ThriveAbility — Waymaker for the Next Economic Paradigm: A Dialogue with Ralph Thurm

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