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


Ideology and Environmental ProtectionThe Huffington Post (January 30, 2017)

“With the phrase ‘climate change’ disappearing from U.S. federal government websites and increased talk of regulatory overreach, it is obvious that protecting the environment will continue to be a fault line in American political ideology.”

Type/tags: article (blog), environment, economy, politics, business, climate change


The labor(s) of degrowthEntitle Blog (January 31, 2017)

In answering the question “what is the political subject of a degrowth revolution?”, Stefania Barca argues that an “ecologically-minded global middle class” must “dialogue with a broadly defined global working-class”.This will free the working class from the alienation of labor and improve social wellbeing.

Type/tags: article (blog), economy, environment, society, politics, Kallis, Foster, socio-ecological revolution, Marxism, degrowth, labor


The Ecology Movement is not a Social Movement — A Response to John Foran’s Article on the How-QuestionSaral Sarkar (February 1, 2017)

“Since without the promise of social justice and without global economic equality no poor person, nor any poor nation, would accept an ecology movement that inevitably entails economic contraction, it is necessary to enlarge the ecology movement to a global eco-socialist movement.”

Type/tags: article (blog), society, environment, ecology crisis, social movements


Carework as Commons: Towards a Feminist Degrowth AgendaDegrowth (February 2, 2017)

“Commoning care is not only a vision for a post-growth future, but a necessity to be organized here and now in order to realize potential paths towards that future.”

Type/tags: article (blog), politics, economy, society, degrowth, commons, feminism, transition, carework


The Dark Cellars Project: An Aesthetics of RevoltThe Simplicity Collective (February 2, 2017)

The Dark Cellars are a network of artists and culture jammers who are using their work to critique the meaning of consumer culture and carbon capitalism. Links to view the gallery included.

Type/tags: article, media, society, economy, environment, consumption, art, culture jamming


9th Circuit Court declines to quickly reinstate travel banThe Washington Post (February 5, 2017)

“A federal appeals court early Sunday denied an initial bid by the Trump administration to restore its controversial immigration order that had barred refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.”

Type/tags: article, politics, immigration, travel ban, Justice Department


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