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


  1. Why are the Danes so happy? Because their economy makes sense — George Lakey (Waging Nonviolence)
    July 19, 2017
    “However we debate definitions, the Danish story of struggle offers valuable lessons for the rest of us. Especially those of us who want to be happy.”
    Type/tags: Denmark, economy, class, movement, happiness
  2. Listening To Gandhi In The Age Of Consumption In India — Amitangshu Acharya (Huffpost)
    July 24, 2017
    “When it came to the pitfalls of a consumption-driven model of growth, Gandhi was remarkably prescient.”
    Type/tags: consumption, production, India, ethics, Gandhi
  3. Do You Still Feel Capitalism Dying? — Joe Brewer (Medium)
    July 24, 2017
    “There is a mental disease of late-stage capitalism causing deep worry and anxiety, prompting feelings of severe isolation and humiliation, combined with a profound sense of powerlessness for millions of people around the world.”
    Type/tags: economy, capitalism, culture, politics
  4. The Mushroom at the End of the World — David Bollier
    July 27, 2017
    “If The Mushroom at the End of the World describes the survival techniques of precariat mushroom foragers working under capitalism — a story of ingenuity, commitment and proud autonomy — the next step is to tell more of the stories of how precariat commoners are emancipating themselves through commons. ”
    Type/tags: mushroom, capitalism, anthropology, book analysis
  5. Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Conversation. — Richard Heinberg (Post Carbon Institute)
    July 29, 2017
    “The question should be, What can we do—not to save a way of life that is unsalvageable, but to make a difference to the people and other species in harm’s way?”
    Type/tags: transition, climate change, economy, resilience, future


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