23 Mar 2012
British magazine Wired has named IPP’s Professor Marilyn Waring in its first ever Wired Smart List, a list of 50 people who will ‘change the world’.
The list set out to discover the "people who are going to make an impact" and asked top achievers, chosen by the magazine, who they would most likely to have lunch or dinner with.
Professor Waring was nominated for the list by Catherine Mohr - roboticist and doctor, originally from New Zealand who is now based in the United States.
She says is Professor Waring is: "An extremely clear thinker about the disastrous consequences of using measures such as GDP as a surrogate for 'progress' or 'wellbeing' in a country".
"She has also analysed how economics as it is currently practised as a 'science' is radically defective and that it drives decisions in globalisation that have unintended but terrible consequences for the world.
"Waring has taken these issues head on, with the courage to call for new measures for what we call progress so that we stop rewarding moving away from what should be our global goals."
Professor Waring says Mohr is "pretty extraordinary" and says she would like to sit down with her too, along with Amira al Hussaini, a journalist and blogger and well-known comedian Tina Fey.
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