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


  1. Our search for economic growth invites fraud — Kurt Cobb (Resource Insights)
    March 5, 2017
    “In his book The End of Normal economist James Galbraith makes a compelling case that our search for a return to the fast rate of economic growth experienced in the United States from 1945 to 1970 has led to fraud–fraud enabled by government actions that sought to “free the economy” from the shackles of “overregulation” and update the regulatory framework to meet “new challenges” such as globalization”
    Type/tags: article, economy, politics, growth, US
  2. The End of Ownership? — Manuela Saragosa, Dame Ellen MacArthur, Ashok Khosla, Kirstie McIntyre, Colm O’Regan (BBC World Service)
    March 5, 2017
    “Our goods could be supplied to us by big companies as a service – and taken away again or replaced almost before we know they need to be fixed. That’s just one part of the idea of the circular economy – a new way for businesses to think about how they make use of the world’s finite resources.”
    Type/tags: media (audio broadcast), economy, circular economy, ownership
  3. Personal solutions can’t save the planet — Katherine Martinko (TreeHugger)
    March 7, 2017
    “Conscious consumerism may not look like much when you analyze the numbers; it may be a mere drop of effort in a sea of catastrophe; but that doesn’t mean it cannot lead to the surge of public will that’s needed to support the afore-mentioned activists.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, environment, politics, activism, consumption,
  4. 7 pillars of the circular economy — Eva Gladek (GreenBiz)
    March 8, 2017
    “The circular economy is our greatest opportunity to repair the functioning of the global system. These pillars offer clear signposts for how to make genuine strides towards that — and there’s no time to lose.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, environment, circular economy, resources, human needs
  5. Degrowth is anything but a strategy to reduce the size of GDP — Leonard J. Matthews (Degrowth)
    March 9, 2017
    Watch and read discussions between Giorgios Kallis and Jeroen van den Bergh on the relationship between degrowth and GDP.
    Type/tags: article, media (video), economy, degrowth, GDP


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