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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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RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

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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