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


  1. What Grace Lee Boggs Would’ve Taught Activists in This Moment — Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, YES! Magazine
    March 20, 2017
    “Here are three principles of sustainable activism drawn from the inspirational teachings of Grace Lee Boggs, a lifelong activist until she passed away in 2015 at the age of 100.”
    Type/tags: society, movements, activism, Grace Lee Boggs, motivation, mindfulness
  2. Degrowth in Movements: Buen Vivir — Alberto Acosta, P2P Foundation
    March 20, 2017
    “Buen Vivir approaches from the indigenous Andean and Amazonian region can be combined with other approaches to community life…They all have many things in common with the flourishing degrowth movement.”
    Type/tags: economy, environment, society, nature, movements, degrowth, Buen Vivir
  3. Danish environment minister endorses ‘circular economy’ — Joel Lee, The Korea Herald
    March 20, 2017
    “Denmark is a front-runner in the “circular economy,” a holistic industrial paradigm geared toward maximizing productivity and minimizing pollution.”
    Type/tags: article (news), economy, politics, sustainable development, circular economy, Denmark
  4. Book Release: History of the Future of Economic Growth — Iris Borowy and Matthias Schmelzer, Degrowth
    March 20, 2017
    “How did humanity come to develop this dependence on a growth-centered economy? What is the significance of economic growth in current societies? And what possible alternatives are there and how have they historically evolved? These, among others, are the questions addressed in The History of the Future of Growth.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, society, politics, degrowth
  5. Ep 5: The Call For A New EconomyUpstream
    March 21, 2017
    “From energy co-operatives in Spain that are literally bringing power to the local level, to a small school hidden deep in the English moors that is redesigning the study of economics, to a vast coalition in North America that is challenging domination by the 1%, this episode of Upstream explores the movement for a new economy.”
    Type/tags: media (podcast), economy, transition, movement, capitalism
  6. The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It — David Korten, YES! Magazine
    March 22, 2017
    “The time has come for the very rich to engage in giving back not only with their money, but also with their total personal commitment to replacing the system that so benefited them.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, society, collapse, rich, inequality, future

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