Tag Archives: local currency

Universal Basic Income: Is it the only cornerstone of a just society?

Read this as a pdf Carolyn Kagan Steady State Manchester The momentum in favour of universal basic income is gathering. John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently announced the Labour Party was establishing a working group to investigate … Continue reading

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From loyalty points to community currency: releasing value for the local economy

The development of community loyalty points, which aim to give a leg-up to people living on the poverty line, is picking up momentum with two proof-of-concept projects slated to go live later this summer in Wigan and Hull. The aim … Continue reading

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Alternative financial innovations in Greater Manchester?

We are interested in exploring the possibilities for alternative financial systems to promote economic, social and ecological well-being in this part of the world. The key idea is to identify the gaps in the local system of financial resources (systems, … 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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Our first reports published: “In Place of Growth” and “Living Well”

Steady State #Manchester is pleased to present its first two reports, In Place of Growth and Living Well.  We have a launch event on 20 November details here.  Both are published here in .pdf format.  We can supply other versions … Continue reading

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Josh Ryan-Collins – Bristol Pound marks new era for local money | the new economics foundation

A development to watch:  the first city wide (actually 50 mile radius so almost bioregional) alternative currency – is backed by Bristol City Council. Josh Ryan-Collins – Bristol Pound marks new era for local money | the new economics foundation. … Continue reading

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Spain’s crisis spawns alternative economy that doesn’t rely on the euro | World news | Guardian Weekly

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/04/spain-euro-free-economy?newsfeed=true Local currency is one idea we are looking at in the economics work for Steady State Manchester. Local currency keeps wealth in the local economy, is not tied to speculative financial instruments or the state. It also generates local … Continue reading

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