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


  1. Sustainability and Well-Being: A Happy Synergy — Chris Barrington-Leigh, Great Transition Initiative
    April 2017
    “Emphasizing social drivers of well-being counters the conventional focus on economic growth and fosters the pro-social attitudes and behaviors necessary to live in better balance with nature.” Be sure to also check out commentary linked on the sidebar, including a piece from Rethinking Prosperity’s own Deric Gruen.
    Type/tags: article, economy, environment, society, happiness, well-being, growth
  2. The Regenerative Economy: A New Approach to Capitalism — Bill Kramer, Next Billion
    April 18, 2017
    “Regenerative economics is a significant extension, focused not on business models but on systems and frameworks and the necessity for new, non-neoliberal narratives…The future is already here; it’s just badly distributed. What we need to do now is find, aggregate and communicate the positive future that is already happening.”
    Type/tags: article (blog), economy, neoliberalism, capitalism, regenerative economics
  3. Limits to economic growth? — Brian Davey, Feasta
    April 18, 2017
    Slides and content from a lecture on the limits to growth, originally presented at the University of Nottingham.
    Type/tags: article (slideshow), economy, limits to growth, resources, environment
  4. 7 biggest threats to the environment – why we still need Earth Day — Lori Zimmer, inhabitat
    April 18, 2017
    “If you want to make this Earth Day an opportunity to educate yourself about the problems, read on as we break down the 7 biggest environmental threats facing our society right now and how we might be able to solve them before it’s too late.”
    Type/tags: article (slideshow), environment, Earth Day, environmental threats, climate change
  5. Announcing the New Economies Reporting ProjectU.S. Solidarity Economy Network
    April 22, 2017
    New Economy Coalition, The Media Consortium, and The Laura Flanders Show are partnering to form the New Economies Reporting Project, which aims to support journalists who cover new economy stories. Application deadline is May 3rd.
    Type/tags: advertisement, economy, journalism
  6. Seattle’s March for Science draws thousands on Earth Day — including a Nobel Prize winner — Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times
    April 22, 2017
    Read about last Saturday’s March for Science in Seattle. Participants included Eddy Fischer, a professor emeritus at UW and Nobel Prize co-winner.
    Type/tags: article, environment, politics, Earth Day, March for Science, climate change


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