Season 9, Episode 51

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The endless pursuit of G.D.P., argues the economist Kate Raworth, shortchanges too many people and also trashes the planet. Economic theory, she says, “needs to be rewritten” — and Raworth has tried, in a book called Doughnut Economics. It has found an audience among reformers, and now the city of Amsterdam is going whole doughnut.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?” and “Is the Government More Entrepreneurial Than You Think?