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


The First 100 Days – We Have ChoicesGrassroots Economic Organizing (January 24, 2017)
Resources to keep us active, involved, and informed in the first 100 days of the new administration. These can help us build a post-carbon world focused on economic and environmental resilience.
Type/tags: article (blog), politics, environment, economy, society, transition, activism, solidarity economy, resources


Donald Trump and Economic Growth: A Brief Interregnum on GrowthismResilience (January 24, 2017)
“Yet to emerge is a widespread post-growth political movement grounded in universalism (rather than nationalism), in cosmopolitanism (rather than tribalism), in empathy (rather than pugilism), in sharing what is left (rather than competing over it).”
Type/tags: article, economy, politics, Trump, growth


The National Park Service Won’t Be SilencedScientific American (January 25, 2017)
“Federal employees speaking out now understand that science is not subordinate to politics, that truth is essential, and transparency vital to a functioning democracy. They are risking their careers to ensure the public is kept informed. They’re exercising their free speech rights to ensure we know the truth.”
Type/tags: article (blog), environment, politics, Twitter, National Park Service, censorship, climate change


Don’t Let Trump Distract You: Public Comment on DAPL Is Now Open YES! Magazine (January 25, 2017)
“Now until Feb. 20 is the public’s chance to push for a full review of the pipeline’s climate impacts. Here’s what to do.”
Type/tags: article, environment, politics, DAPL, activism, oil spill, environmental review


French Development Agency Champions the Commons as New Vision for DevelopmentP2P Foundation (January 28, 2017)
“Agence Française de Développement (AFD) – the French development agency, based in Paris – is actively considering the commons as a ‘future cornerstone of development’.”
Type/tags: article (blog), economy, environment, politics, development, commons, biodiversity, France


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