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


A New Year’s development resolution — Economia (January 17, 2017)
“The old modes of economic thinking that have produced so much economic hardship and fueled so much tumult must end. Past economic development, together with advances in economic thinking, have provided us with a wealth of insight into what works and what doesn’t. That knowledge should be at the core of the new approach to development that the world needs.”

Type/tags: article (opinion), economy, politics, environment, globalization, policy, developing countries, international, sustainability


Why we march against Trump: violence against women and the Earth is linkedThe Guardian (January 19, 2017)

“There remains a collective driving force – a fierce understanding of the need to stand boldly for the safety of our world at a critical juncture for the Earth, women’s rights and the American democratic experiment.”
Type/tags: article (opinion), environment, politics, society, women’s march, climate justice, protest, Trump administration


Climate change will affect all of us. So why the lack of urgency?The Guardian (January 19, 2017)

“The trouble with climate change as a political issue is that it’s too big to grasp, too ever-present. An occasional fixed point of global decision – the dramatic last-minute signing of the Paris climate change deal – briefly flashes up on the political grid, but once over, it falls back as if done and dusted. The planet is heating up fast – but not fast enough for the hungry 24-hour news cycle.”
Type/tags: article, environment, politics, media, news, climate change, politicians


How to reduce your carbon footprint The Guardian (January 19, 2017)

“From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions.”

Type/tags: article, environment, politics, carbon emissions, energy, carbon footprint


Water and Climate Dominate World Economic Forum Risk Report — Resilience (January 20, 2017)
“Environmental risks, steadily rising in importance, are recognized as authentic and relentless obstacles to peace, wealth, and health, according to the World Economic Forum’s global risk report, an annual survey of business, academic, and political leaders.”

Type/tags: article, economy, environment, society, climate change, social well-being, risk report


Can women’s march make magic moment into a movement?CNN (January 22, 2017)
On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women marched in cities all over America, expressing sentiments of solidarity and equality in reaction to Donald Trump. But can protestors turn this “magic moment” into a movement that survives the next few years?
Type/tags: article, politics, society, women’s march, Washington, Trump, movement, protest, women


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