“36X36” network of women economists works to rewire destructive systems

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In April, 1947, Austrian-British economist Friedrich Hayek convened a meeting of 36 economists, historians and philosophers at the Swiss resort of Mont Pèlerin. This nucleus of thinkers would prove enormously influential in driving the rise of today’s “neoliberal” free market orthodoxy – which has delivered rapid economic growth but pushed the climate to breaking point. In a nod to Hayek’s gathering of all white men, the Wellbeing Economy Alliance teamed up with partner organisations to launch a new, diverse network of 36 “womxn” economists working across the global north and south. Their mission: rewire the world economy as thoroughly as their Mont Pèlerin predecessors by bringing people and nature back into balance.


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