Category Archives: community

Manchester City Council declares a climate emergency!

Update:  Manchester council unanimously passed the climate emergency motion. Watch the discussion HERE.  As cllr. Wright notes, this is not just a declaration but also a plan. And this one is serious: see the motion. https://t.co/Qvqmk2l7Fc We’ll all need to … Continue reading

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CounterCoin and the Environmental Impact of Venues

by James Scott Vandeventer This post originally appeared on the CounterCoin website here. The recent report from Keele University, A Comparison of the Environmental Performance of Sports and Entertainment Venues for a Range of Percentage Capacities (first released here) opens … Continue reading

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What’s not to like about CounterCoin ?

What’s not to like about CounterCoin ?    by Carolyn Kagan (The second of two pieces about Countercoin.  The first by Mike Riddell set out the basic philosophy and reported on the event that Carolyn mentions below.) There are some … Continue reading

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CounterCoin’s continual experimentation towards The Viable Economy

The first of two pieces on Countercoin In this one Mike Riddell (of CounterCoin Community Club Limited, Hometown Plus Limited and Steady State Manchester) reports on the Countercoin Challenge event held last week in Newcastle u Lyme.  Next up is … Continue reading

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Economics is for everyone

“In Manchester, groundbreaking economics courses are giving locals the means to challenge some of society’s received wisdom – for free.” Another article in  Aditya Chakrabortty’s Guardian series “The Alternatives”.  This time we can’t claim any involvement (though one of SSM’s … Continue reading

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The Viable Economy … and Viable Finance

The Viable Economy – and Viable Finance Mark H Burton and Mike Riddell. pdf version (not updated) updated, 10 May, 13 December, 2018. It is all too clear that our economy is precarious, economically, socially and ecologically. Steady State Manchester promotes … Continue reading

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Why do people move? Implications for a Viable Economy.

Why do people move, or not move? What impacts does moving have on places that people move to? What about the impacts on places that people have left behind? These were some of the questions we discussed at Steady State … Continue reading

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Community wealth building: resources for a new dawn or for a better collapse?

This post has also been published as “Launch: Community Wealth Building” on the Stir to Action blog. I attended a launch event for the new issue of Stir magazine. In case you don’t know it, Stir is a great source for thinking and … Continue reading

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