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


  1. Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth: book trailer Doughnut Economics
    February 27, 2917
    “In Doughnut Economics, Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. In the process, she creates a new economic model that is fit for the 21st century – one in which a doughnut-shaped compass points the way to human progress.”
    Type/tags: media (video), economy, environment, society, 21st century
  2. There is Really Only One Way to Come to Grips with the Climate Crisis  — John Foran, Resilience
    February 28, 2017
    In light of the social, environmental, and economic crises that have become 21st century reality, John Foran makes the argument for forming the “biggest, broadest, most effective global social movement the world has ever seen”.
    Type/tags: article, environment, economy, democracy, society, politics, movement, climate change, system change, crisis
  3. Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world — Alden Wicker, Quartz
    March 1, 2017
    “Choosing fashion made from hemp, grilling the waiter about how your fish was caught, and researching whether your city can recycle bottle caps might make you feel good, reward a few social entrepreneurs, and perhaps protect you from charges of hypocrisy. But it’s no substitute for systematic change.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, environment, politics, consumerism, sustainability
  4. 10 years of Transition Network: the early days… — Rob Hopkins, Transition Network
    March 1, 2017
    Here’s a an overview of Transition Network, from its early goals to the celebration of its 10th anniversary this month.
    Type/tags: article, economy, environment, society, movement, Transition Network
  5. John de Graaf: Buying less is more for social sustainability — Heather Bowden, Lauren Hill, Catherine Tedrow, Nick Shore and Katie Ellman, GreenBiz
    March 3, 2017
    “Bard MBA in Sustainability students Heather Bowden, Lauren Hill, Nick Shore and Catherine Tedrow spoke with filmmaker John de Graaf, who documented the consumption phenomenon of the 1990s. Their conversation explored the connections among consumption, income inequality, social media and climate change in the context of the election.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, society, inequality, social media, John de Graaf, Affluenza


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