Category Archives: In Place of Growth

Payday lending and the need for community banking

Carl Packman, a writer on the growth of payday lending introduced a discussion on Wednesday under the auspices of Manchester’s Social Action Research Foundation (SARF) Ironically Carl’s recent book (“Payday Lending: Global Growth of the High­‐Cost Credit Market”) costs £45, … Continue reading

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The Viable Economy serialised – About Space, Democracy and Ownership

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy with the sections on Space and on Democracy and Ownership.  But you can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a … Continue reading

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The Viable Economy serialised – About Growth and Resilience

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy with the sections on Growth and Resilience.  But you can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a donation towards our … Continue reading

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The Viable Economy serialised – the first two sections

We will be serialising our intervention, The Viable Economy here.  But you can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a donation towards our work. Our costs are modest, but we … Continue reading

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Why green growth won’t transform the economy | NewStart

Here is an excellent piece on the myth of green growth. As the author, Andre Reichel notes, “…green growth is a myth, or at least an inadequate response to the challenges that lie ahead. Because it ignores the social, political … Continue reading

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IPCC, energy and economic growth – are we brave enough?

updated 14 April, 2014. Here is a quote from the new IPCC report on how to cut emissions. The summary can be found here: http://report.mitigation2014.org/spm/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-policymakers_approved.pdf “ Globally, economic and population growth continue to be the most important drivers of increases … Continue reading

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Recovery…. of what?

So today’s news is that GDP growth returned last year.  As we noted before, this is a decidedly skewed ‘recovery’ based on London house prices and consumer spending, both fuelled as before the crash by household debt – the feedstock … Continue reading

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Selective versus unselective growth

From time to time our position gets misrepresented – or is that misunderstood?  Here is what we said  in November 2012 about the need for selective growth in In Place of Growth (page 12). Our view has not changed. “Sectors … Continue reading

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