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


  1. A New Model of Production for a New Economy — Stacco Troncoso (P2P Foundation)
    September 6, 2017
    Stacco Troncoso reviews and summarizes a recent report by Chris Giotitsas and Jose Ramos. Their paper discusses innovation, technology, and industry in an exploration of an alternative economic future.
    Tags: commons, prosperity
  2. Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking — Leyla Acaroglu (Medium)
    September 7, 2017
    “In this series on systems thinking, [Leyla Acaroglu shares] the key insights and tools needed to develop and advance a systems mindset for dealing with complex problem solving and transitioning to the Circular Economy.”
    Tags: circular economy, transition, sustainability
  3. Transition Political — Erik Lindberg (Resilience)
    September 7, 2017
    Erik Lindberg muses about the future of the Transition movement, as well as the possibility and viability of modeling the movement after political parties.
    Tags: transition, social movement, activism, governance, sustainability
  4. Watch: Here’s How The American Lifestyle Really Compares to The Rest of The World — Signe Dean (ScienceAlert)
    September 8, 2017
    “It turns out that the average person worldwide uses roughly 2.7 of these global hectares per year, whereas the average American clocks in at 6.8 global hectares. ‘You can imagine, if we all lived like Americans, it would be catastrophic,’ AsapSCIENCE’s team concludes in the video.”
    Tags: planetary boundaries, consumption, resources
  5. Sustainability Demands Collaboration — Dr. Gregory Unruh (HuffPost)
    September 8, 2017
    “Success in collaboration is learned on the job in the school of hard knocks. It first takes commitment, with companies maintaining sustainability as a top management agenda item more than twice as likely to collaborate strategically than others.”
    Tags: sustainability, prosperity


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