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


  1. Op-Ed | An Alternative To Consumerism Does Exist: The Performance Economy — Sarah Arnold (The Business of Fashion)
    August 17, 2017
    “The Circular Economy is being marketed as a guilt-free solution to consumerism, but a sustainable economy can only be achieved if businesses stop selling goods argues Sara Arnold, one of 10 winners of BoF’s Future VOICES challenge.”
    Tags: circular economy, consumerism
  2. The Economy of an Ecological Society Will Be at the Service of Humanity — Mark Karlin (Truthout)
    August 20, 2017
    “What would a truly just, equal and ecologically sustainable future look like? Why would it require a change in our economic system, namely the end of capitalism?”
    Tags: capitalism, equality, social movement, transition
  3. Inside the new economic science of capitalism’s slow-burn energy collapse — Nafeez Ahmed (INSURGE Intelligence, Medium)
    August 21, 2017
    “And why the struggle for a new economic paradigm is about to get real.”
    Tags: capitalism, resources, growth, prosperity
  4. Why Empowering Women Is the Best Way to Solve Climate Change — Vanessa Bates Ramirez (SingularityHub)
    August 23, 2017
    “In a moving presentation at Singularity University’s Global Summit last week in San Francisco, [Paul] Hawken shared details from his recently-released book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.”
    Tags: climate change
  5. Reversing inequality: Unleashing the transformative potential of an equitable economy — Share the Worlds Resources (P2P Foundation)
    August 25, 2017
    “A new report explains how the rules governing the US economy are tipped in favour of asset owners over wage earners, and offers solutions to transform our system.”
    Tags: inequality, policy, capitalism, climate change


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