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


  1. Rethinking our economy: How do we sell in a circular economy with doughnut economics? — Sue Barrett (SmartCompany)
    July 31, 2017
    “There’s a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we produce and consume. There is so much opportunity here if we go out on a limb and rethink how we do business, rethink progress, rethink economics, and rethink society.”
    Tags: circular economy, consumption
  2. In the Future We Won’t Own Clothes, We’ll Rent Them — Alec Leach (Highsnobiety)
    August 2, 2017
    “It’s not hard to imagine a future where clothing is rented rather then owned, as part of some kind of subscription service — like Spotify or Netflix for your wardrobe. It’d be especially useful for garments with short lifespans or limited uses — kids’ clothing, running shoes, wedding suits, that kind of thing.”
    Tags: consumption, resources, circular economy
  3. C’bean to negotiate accord on achieving development with more equality, environmental sustainabilityJamaica Observer
    “The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says representatives from 24 regional countries are meeting here to resume negotiations on an agreement that will enable access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters. They are also meeting in regards to the promotion of a new development pattern with greater equality and environmental sustainability.”
    Tags: equality, governance, sustainability
  4. Why Apple and other tech companies are fighting to keep devices hard to repair — Nick Statt (The Verge)
    August 3, 2017
    “A new report says the tech industry is using its outsized influence to combat environmental product standards”
    Tags: consumption, sustainability
  5. Degrowth Is Coming — Edgardo Civallero (American Libraries Magazine)
    August 4, 2017
    “If libraries wish to collaborate with communities in the fight against climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, natural resource depletion, and the ongoing mass extinction of species, they should actively contribute to the degrowth debate—and they should do so twice over.”
    Tags: degrowth, planetary boundaries


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