Tag Archives: money

A more local economy

How do we shift the Manchester economy to one “where people can thrive without harming the planet”?  Not everyone yet accepts the idea that economic growth cannot go on forever, although they might understand that we are using more of … Continue reading

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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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Keep the Co-op Bank ethical – the battle has not been lost yet.

A new campaign has been launched to keep the Co-operative Bank true to its ethical mission in the face of the hostile take-over by US Hedge Funds following what look rather like some poor strategic decisions by the bank’s former … Continue reading

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The financial enclosure of the commons | Red Pepper

The financial enclosure of the commons | Red Pepper. Really useful and succinct summary of the problem.  Carbon trading creates financial derivatives and actually makes the situation worse. For more detail also see:- Lohmann, L. (2009). When markets are poison: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where Does Money Come From? A guide to the UK monetary and banking system.

Where Does Money Come From?  A guide to the UK monetary and banking system. Second Edition. by Josh Ryan-Collins, Tony Greenham, Richard Werner and Andrew Jackson. Reviewed for SSM by Justin Hellings One of the things that always bothered me … Continue reading

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Ethical Finance for a Steady State Economy

We are pleased to add this short report by Ben Irvine to the resources for Steady State Manchester Ethical Finance for a Steady State Economy. It is a continuation of the discussion about alternatives to the dominant financial system and … 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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