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Money as a social construct and public good

Money as a social construct and public good | British Politics and Policy at LSE. The above is a short link to a short article by Ann Pettifor (one of the New Green Deal authors) which summarises the argument of her … Continue reading

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Local authority banks – the door is open! | NewStart

See this: Local authority banks – the door is open! | NewStart.  New municipal banks: what do you say Manchester and neighbours? also see How to set up a local bank.  

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Good and bad growth?

Recent discussions in Manchester have led to interest in a possible distinction between good and bad growth. We recently clarified our thinking on the nature of growth and post-growth as follows: “…we know that the economy is too big – … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester discussion paper on transport infrastructure #HS2

Investing in Transport Infrastructure: Notes from Steady State Manchester. read it here: transport paper SSM Sept 2013 In recent weeks and months there has been much debate about the UK government’s plan to build a high speed railway from London … Continue reading

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Can the Train Take the Strain? Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel

Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel – Can the Train Take the Strain?  UPDATE:  SSM discussion paper on investing in transport infrastructure. Now available HERE A discussion paper by Dominic McCann   Click here for the report: Long Distance and Inter-Regional Travel final (second … Continue reading

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The question of culture

In our critique of the dominant approach to prosperity in the city we have emphasised alternative economic perspectives – especially ecological economics (whence the ‘steady  state economy’) and degrowth (decentreing from the pursuit of growth as the central question).  In … Continue reading

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Action call! Consultation Paper on Non-economic Regulators: Duty to Have Regard to Growth

Action call! Consultation Paper on Non-economic Regulators: Duty to Have Regard to Growth The unholy alliance of neoliberalism and the pursuit of economic growth. The current Tory led coalition government has been strangling the country with its austerity measures. But, … Continue reading

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The Limits to Social Democracy

Last summer #Compass, the centre-left pressure group, held a competition for essays that identified the “elephants left in the room”.  “We all know there are issues the left find it hard to talk about – immigration, crime and punishment, why … Continue reading

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