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


  1. Prosperity that preserves the planet — Jeremy Oppenheim, The Guardian
    May 3, 2017
    “Growth that safeguards the commons will produce vast economic returns for business.”
    Type/tags: article, environment, economy, commons, business, sustainability
  2. Knowing Your Place – part twoGroupe Intellex
    May 5, 2017
    “Only by understanding the real needs – the locally diverse requirements that fall outside of standard economic models – are we able to address the ‘real’ economy and leave behind the rough average approximations of theoretical economists in high (and often distant) places.”
    Type/tags: economy, governance, circular economy, economic models
  3. The Economics of Happiness — Helena Norberg-Hodge, Uplift
    May 8, 2017
    “A pioneer in her field, Helena Norberg-Hodge has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She joins the UPLIFT Podcast to discuss The Economics of Happiness and what she’s learnt from villages around the globe.”
    Type/tags: media (podcast), happiness, society, villages
  4. Mindless Overconsumption Is Destroying You and the Planet — Frances Lo, EcoWatch
    May 9, 2017
    “For many, comfort buys occur when people need to channel their anxieties. Shopping is a way to kill time, relieve stress and avoid boredom. But the cheap thrill of buying something new dies away pretty fast.”
    Type/tags: consumption, shopping, society
  5. 3 Things We Learned About the Sustainability Movement at Future Earth — Neal Gorenflo, Shareable
    May 9, 2017
    A recap of some lessons from Future Earth’s Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production workshop.
    Type/tags: article, environment, sustainability, Future Earth, workshop
  6. Beer: Crafting a Better EconomyUpstream
    May 10, 2017
    “How is craft beer beginning to stitch back together the economies of towns and cities that have been torn apart by globalization and an obsession with growth? How can beer demonstrate the concept of the circular economy?”
    Type/tags: media (podcast), economy, circular economy, beer


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