Leigh Hewer introduced a TED talk featuring Marilyn Joy Waring. Marilyn is a New Zealand public policy scholar, international development consultant, former politician, environmentalist, feminist and a principal founder of feminist economics. In 1975, aged 23, she became New Zealand's youngest member of parliament for the conservative New Zealand National Party.
Marilyn’s talk, focus is on the errors in the current world wide Gross Domestic Product calculations. If you: do laundry, are (or have been) pregnant, tidy up, shop for your household or do similar labor, then by GDP standards, you're unproductive. In this visionary talk, economist Marilyn Waring seeks to correct the failures of this narrow-minded system, detailing why we deserve a better way to measure growth that values not just our own livelihood but the planet's as well.
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