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Category Archives: investments and finance
Taking the Imperative out of Growth
by Mark H Burton This article presents the personal viewpoint of the author rather than the considered position of the SSM collective as a whole. This article as a pdf. Our much longer, fully referenced version (pdf). The report, The … Continue reading
What Kind of a Green Deal? The implications of material and monetary flows.
What Kind of a Green Deal? The implications of material and monetary flows1. Mark H Burton pdf version of the article Contents Introduction: the resurgence of New Green Deals. Green Deals, Growth and Material Flows Paying for a Green Deal: … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, economics, energy, investments and finance Tagged climate change, green growth, Green New Deal, investment, Mark Burton, material flows, MMT, money, New Green Deal 14 Comments
Does housing financialisation deliver a Viable Economy for Greater Manchester?
Does housing financialisation deliver a Viable Economy for Greater Manchester? By James Scott Vandeventer, Steady State Manchester originally published by Greater Manchester Housing Action, 6 May, 2018. Manchester’s skyline is changing. Fast. While the dominant narrative is that dozens of … Continue reading
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
One cheer for Greater Manchester Pension Fund
The right direction but too vague and too slow. Fossil Free Greater Manchester today responds to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s formal response to its campaign for full divestment of the Fund from the fossil fuel industry. While the Fund … Continue reading
We need to end growth dependency, but how?
Monetary reform would make at best a minor contribution to the task1. Mark H Burton2 Summary There is increasing recognition that endless economic “growth” is neither possible on a finite planet nor a desirable policy aim in social and economic … Continue reading
Posted in Banking, degrowth, economics, investments and finance, key concepts Tagged capitalism, credit, economic growth, finance, Mark Burton, monetary reform, money, Positive Money, sovereign money 27 Comments
Greater Manchester Pension Fund: an obstacle to action on climate change?
A new report “Fuelling the Fire” shows that UK council pension funds are still investing billions (£16 Billion in fact) in fossil fuel companies. The sums invested have increased, although this is more a result of stock value and currency … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, energy, investments and finance Tagged climate change, divestment, fossil fuels, GMPF, Go Fossil Free, Greater Manchester, investment Leave a comment
Open letter on fossil fuel divestment to Chair of GM Pension Fund
Steady State Manchester is part of Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM), a coalition of organisations and individuals campaigning for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to take its money out of fossil fuels. This is part of an international campaign … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, energy, investments and finance, news Tagged climate change, divestment, GMPF, Go Fossil Free Leave a comment