Rethinking Prosperity’s weekly roundup of news on the topic of economy, environment and democracy
Let’s Degrow Up and Grow Down! — Entitle Blog (January 10, 2017)
François Schneider responds to Miklos Antal’s criticism of the use of the term degrowth for the alternative economics movement.
Type/tags: article (blog), economy, society, degrowth, movement
India: Need For Sustainable Development — Mondaq (January 12, 2017)
With the ever growing economies and the need and greed for more, the doctrine of Sustainable Development becomes the most relevant principle in today’s times. The doctrine of Sustainable Development has most commonly been defined as development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Type/tags: article, environment, economy, India, sustainable development, SDGs, climate change
Sound economy and sustainable environment is not a contradiction — Alaska Dispatch News (January 12, 2017)
Is the song of bashing environmental regulation so strong that it not only prevents one from seeing real economic accomplishments but blinds them from recognizing solutions they themselves advocate? Perhaps it’s time for a new song grounded in today’s changing economy where we want and need both … a sound economy and a sustainable, productive environment.
Type/tags: article (opinion), economy, environment, politics, sustainability, jobs, Alaska
De-[Constructing] Growth: Decoupling Profits from Unsustainable Production — Degrowth (January 12, 2017)
Conceptually, rather than simply describing the degrowth discourse by the descriptor “degrowth”, I recommend a more nuanced approach that gets rid of the jargon and negative aspects of the evolving concept of degrowth and makes a distinction between growth in production and growth in private-sector profit. My proposed formulation, De-[Constructing] Growth, achieves this by decoupling profit from unsustainable consumption and production.
Type/tags: article, economy, environment, politics, sustainability, production, consumption, degrowth, decoupling
Neoliberals know the price of everything and the value of nothing — Resource Insights (January 15, 2017)
What gets sacrificed in such a [neoliberal] system is social stability and harmony and a habitable biosphere inside which we can all live and prosper. This is what is now at stake when we know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Type/tags: article (blog), economy, society, environment, neoliberal agenda, governance
90% of humanity not aware of Sustainable Development Goals — Gulf News (January 15, 2017)
Ninety per cent of the humanity are not aware of the United Nation’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by 193 nations last year to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, a top UN official told Gulf News here on Sunday.
Type/tags: article, environment, economy, society, sustainable development goals, SDGs, UN, sustainability, prosperity