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Spain’s crisis spawns alternative economy that doesn’t rely on the euro | World news | Guardian Weekly

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/04/spain-euro-free-economy?newsfeed=true Local currency is one idea we are looking at in the economics work for Steady State Manchester. Local currency keeps wealth in the local economy, is not tied to speculative financial instruments or the state. It also generates local … Continue reading

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Rules for a Steady State Economy and principles of de-growth

A brief statement of the key and incontestable idea of steady state… from http://degrowthpedia.org/index.php?title=Steady_state_economy Rules for a Steady State Economy Good economic policies strive to achieve societal goals like sustainability and fairness with the least amount of impingement on individual … Continue reading

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The rebound effect

The denialism of progressive environmentalists, – article by Bill Blackwater. (re-posted from GreenDealManchester) This is very relevant to this project.  It examines in some technical but readable detail the nature of the rebound (or Jevons) effect, which means that even … Continue reading

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