We learn language to connect to the complex interactions of a socially, economically, politically, and ecologically interdepent world of relationships. We share memories, stories, and experiences, as well as a collective imagination of what the future could look like.
The 20th-century economists told us a story about who we are, based on John Stuart Mill’s persona of “Rational Economic Man” as purely self-interested, with little regard for the interests of others. “This value in self-interest and competition over collaboration and altruism, this model remakes us. It's incredibly important how we how we represent ourselves. It changes us.”
Endless growth may actually be hurting our economy -- and our planet. Economist Kate Raworth makes a case for "doughnut economics": an alternative way to look at the economic systems ruling our societies and imagine a sustainable future for all.