Our obsession with growth is costing us our planet - economist

We need to overcome our global obsession with endless growth in order to save the planet, says economist and author Kate Raworth.

"At the global scale, we absolutely are failing ourselves and our planet."

Raworth is the author of Doughnut Economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist.

She spoke with Newshub Nation about the limitations of using GDP as the sole metric for a nation's success and why she thinks our narrow focus is having a ruinous effect on the natural world.

"It doesn't take account of what goes on in communities and the value created there. It just measures the flow of value. It doesn't talk about the stocks that we run down of the living world."

Watch the video for the full interview.

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