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About Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Waring is a feminist activist, a Professor of Public Policy and a former Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Her book Counting for Nothing ( formerly published as If Women Counted ) is a feminist economics classic. She was elected to Parliament at the age of 23 where she chaired the Public Accounts and Expenditure Committee.

Books by Marilyn Waring include  1 way 2 C the World 

Marilyn Waring

Articles by Marilyn Waring

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Whose work was the inspiration for the first nuke-free country?

New Zealand was the first country in the world to pass national nuclear-free legislation. Marilyn Waring reflects on how Dr. Helen Caldicott’s influence culminated in the passage of the cornerstone of New Zealand’s foreign policy.

Making visible the invisible: commodification is not the answer

If you are invisible as a producer in the GDP, you are invisible in the distribution of benefits in the economic framework of  the national budget. As feminists we must embrace an ecological model if we are to transform economic power, and the market and commodification must be seen as the servants of such an approach. 

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