TED Talk by Femke Groothuis: ‘How tax can save the world’

One of the main challenges of our time is to build prosperity, while keeping intact the natural resources we depend upon. ‘Wavemaker’ Femke Groothuis explains that our tax system holds the key to an inclusive and circular economy. A smart tax shift from labour to resource use enables growth based on the abundantly available capacities and ingenuity of people, rather than the extraction of resources from nature. Femke Groothuis is a wavemaker. A political scientist specialised in International Relations and Environment. She’s Director of The Ex’tax Project, a think-tank on the tax system of the 21st century. And believe it or not, she will make you see the beauty of tax. ‘Our tax system holds the key to an inclusive and circular economy. A smart tax shift from labour to resource use enables growth based on the abundantly available capacities and ingenuity of people, rather than the extraction of resources from nature.’ Believe it or not, she will make you see the beauty of tax. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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