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


  1. The Pacific Northwest’s fix-it movement is growing — Ken Christensen, Crosscut
    May 2, 2017
    Read about Paul Savino and the repair movement in Western Washington.
    Type/tags: article, waste, repair, reuse, society, King County
  2. Moving Away From the Pro-Growth Economy — Erika Gavenus, MAHB
    May 2, 2017
    “As the environmental and social repercussions of disbelief in limits become increasingly clear, so does our need for a new economic system —one that is not wedded to growth. Neither growth in the number of consumers nor growth in the amount consumed.”
    Type/tags: annotated bibliography, economy, growth, consumption, new economic system
  3. Why a Just and Sustainable Economy Looks Like a Doughnut — David Korten, YES! Magazine
    May 3, 2017
    Doughnut Economics provides both the nail in the coffin of standard economics and the real-world-based intellectual structure from which an authentic real-world economics for the 21st century can grow.”
    Type/tags: article (book review), economy, Doughnut Economics
  4. We’d Need 1.7 Earths to Make Our Consumption Sustainable — Denise Lu, The Washington Post
    May 4, 2017
    “Even though the United States has been decreasing its ecological footprint, its consumption rate is still far from completely sustainable.”
    Type/tags: article, environment, consumption, ecological footprint, sustainability
  5. Climate change already forcing 17 U.S. communities to move, new analysis says — Sara Sneath, The Times-Picayune
    May 4, 2017
    “Climate change could force tens of thousands of U.S. residents to move this century. But 17 communities already face that threat, and most of these are Native American, according to a new academic analysis.”
    Type/tags: article, environment, climate change, indigenous communities


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