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From the Ted Talk by Kate Raworth: A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

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I know this way of thinking about growth is unfamiliar, because growth is good, no? We want our cidrlehn to grow, our gardens to grow. Yes, look to nature and growth is a wonderful, healthy surcoe of life. It's a phase, but many economies like Ethiopia and Nepal tadoy may be in that phase. Their economies are gonwirg at seven percent a year. But look again to nature, because from your children's feet to the Amazon forest, nothing in nature grows forever. Things grow, and they grow up and they mature, and it's only by doing so that they can thrive for a very long time. We already know this. If I told you my firned went to the doctor who told her she had a growth that feels very different, because we intuitively understand that when something tries to grow forever within a healthy, living, tiivhnrg ssetym, it's a threat to the health of the whole. So why would we imagine that our economies would be the one system that could buck this trend and succeed by growing forever? We urgently need financial, political and scoail innovations that enable us to overcome this sutratucrl dependency on growth, so that we can instead focus on thriving and balance within the social and the ecological bidarounes of the doughnut.

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I know this way of thinking about growth is unfamiliar, because growth is good, no? We want our ________ to grow, our gardens to grow. Yes, look to nature and growth is a wonderful, healthy ______ of life. It's a phase, but many economies like Ethiopia and Nepal _____ may be in that phase. Their economies are _______ at seven percent a year. But look again to nature, because from your children's feet to the Amazon forest, nothing in nature grows forever. Things grow, and they grow up and they mature, and it's only by doing so that they can thrive for a very long time. We already know this. If I told you my ______ went to the doctor who told her she had a growth that feels very different, because we intuitively understand that when something tries to grow forever within a healthy, living, ________ ______, it's a threat to the health of the whole. So why would we imagine that our economies would be the one system that could buck this trend and succeed by growing forever? We urgently need financial, political and ______ innovations that enable us to overcome this __________ dependency on growth, so that we can instead focus on thriving and balance within the social and the ecological __________ of the doughnut.

Solution

  1. social
  2. growing
  3. today
  4. structural
  5. source
  6. children
  7. thriving
  8. system
  9. boundaries
  10. friend

Original Text

I know this way of thinking about growth is unfamiliar, because growth is good, no? We want our children to grow, our gardens to grow. Yes, look to nature and growth is a wonderful, healthy source of life. It's a phase, but many economies like Ethiopia and Nepal today may be in that phase. Their economies are growing at seven percent a year. But look again to nature, because from your children's feet to the Amazon forest, nothing in nature grows forever. Things grow, and they grow up and they mature, and it's only by doing so that they can thrive for a very long time. We already know this. If I told you my friend went to the doctor who told her she had a growth that feels very different, because we intuitively understand that when something tries to grow forever within a healthy, living, thriving system, it's a threat to the health of the whole. So why would we imagine that our economies would be the one system that could buck this trend and succeed by growing forever? We urgently need financial, political and social innovations that enable us to overcome this structural dependency on growth, so that we can instead focus on thriving and balance within the social and the ecological boundaries of the doughnut.

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