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With GDP growing and incomes catching up with inflation all is well – or is it?

The headlines would have us believe things are now going well but the underlying trends in our economy, which would lead to us having a “viable” economy – one with social, economic justice and environmental sustainability leading to human well … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester at Manchester Policy Week

I was one of the panel for a question time session on “An Economy for All” on day five of University of Manchester’s Policy Week, organised in conjunction with CLES and chaired by CLES Chief Executive, Neil McInroy (1). Each … Continue reading

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Manchester’s new housing deal: more questions than answers.

Manchester City has signed a new housing deal with Manchester City! Yes, that’s what we said, where “Manchester City” of course means Manchester City Council and strangely enough (in Manc. English) “Manchester City” also means Manchester City Football Club. Even … Continue reading

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Where will the money come from? Endogenous economic development for the viable economy.

Some supporters would like more information about how a regional viable economy might work and how to make it happen. Mark Burton explores here the theory of endogenous (local) economic development and possibilities for funding a viable economy. These include … Continue reading

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Overview and Scrutiny Committees (Manchester Council) discuss issues raised by SSM this week

Yes, there are no less than three meetings this week where issues raised by or discussed with Steady State Manchester will be considered by Manchester City Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committees. 1) On Wednesday 4th March, 2014, at  2pm, Neighbourhoods … Continue reading

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The return of growth? Some critical perspectives – including our own.

You can’t have missed the headlines. The UK economy has returned to growth so we can all sigh with relief. Those doomsayers like us in Steady State Manchester who suggested that the motor was broken are wrong…. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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