Rethinking Prosperity identifies and communicates about economic models in two streams: 1) Yesterday’s Prosperity and 2) Prosperity Today, Prosperity Tomorrow. Within these streams we explore the fundamentals of economic systems, specifically: production (including natural resources/energy, labor/jobs, and capital/finance), distribution (including politics, ownership, equity etc.), and consumption (including income, wealth, waste, etc.). We add a fourth, and overarching fundamental, purpose, recognizing that Yesterday’s Prosperity failed to ask the most important question and because true prosperity requires engaged citizens defining purpose at every step.
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