Rethinking Prosperity’s weekly roundup of news on the topic of economy, environment and democracy


  1. Money to burn: As the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in US states — Boston College, ScienceDaily
    April 7, 2017
    “Across the U.S., state-level carbon emissions are higher in states where income is more highly concentrated among the wealthiest residents, according to a new study by two Boston College researchers.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, environment, income inequality, carbon emissions, wealth
  2. Embracing Climate Truth and Escalating to Win: Excerpt — Anya Grenier, Resilience
    April 10, 2017
    “This climate action startup has a plan for how ordinary people can spark the emergency climate transition we need. Here’s a pitch for why you should read it, and why it just might work.”
    Type/tags: article, environment, climate change, mobilization
  3. Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut — George Monbiot, The Guardian
    April 12, 2017
    “Instead of growth at all costs, a new economic model allows us to thrive while saving the planet.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, doughnut economics, Kate Raworth, sustainable economics
  4. How Might 21st-Century Movements for Radical Social Change Win? — John Foran, Resilience
    April 12, 2017
    “This talk introduces a book project titled Taking Power or (re)Making Power: Re-Imagining Movements for Radical Social Change and Global Justice, presenting the culminating case study — the ‘Global Climate Justice Movement.’”
    Type/tags: article, media (video), environment, society, climate justice, social movement
  5. Six megatrends that could alter the course of sustainable development — Esuna Dugarova and Nergis Gülasan, The Guardian
    April 14, 2017
    A recent UN report outlines six issues that have the power to impact sustainable development goals: poverty and inequalities, demography, environmental degradation and climate change, shocks and crises, financing for development, and technological innovation.
    Type/tags: article, economy, politics, society, sustainable development goals, government

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