Bringing feminist values to economics

Here’s the first TEDWomen video released, by Iceland’s feminist financial superhero, Halla Tomasdottir. The inside scoop is that Halla was super nervous about her talk, both because, well, it’s nerve wracking to know people from 100 different countries are watching you (in addition to the 700 in the audience), but also because English isn’t her first language. I was so thrilled when she strode up on that stage, super hot shoes to boot, and rocked it.

Hella spoke fairly early in the program and managed to plant the seed for an ongoing conversation that was threaded through out the two days. In sum, a lot of us spoke about the reality that the earth, our economic systems, our bodies, our hearts, simply have limits. If we’re going to change the world, we have to start getting real about the delusion of never ending expansion and start conserving.

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