TED’s highlight was a new paradigm for economic growth: the doughnut

We couldn’t spare the change for a ticket this year, but according to Quartzthe most memorable talk at TED, held in Vancouver this past week, was by Oxford economist Kate Raworth, who proposed an alternative to the ubiquitous GDP growth chart. If the planet is to stay ecologically viable, she said, humanity should aim instead for a happy medium between providing society’s material needs and avoiding putting too much strain on the environment. Graphically represented, it looks like a doughnut. (Mmmm, doughnut.)