Today we received news from America’s New Economics Institute – a partner of Britain’s nef – about the latest edition of Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World series. Their comment:
Every day, we are presented with a range of “sustainable” products and activities – from “green” cleaning supplies to carbon offsets – but . . . → Read More: Cutting through ‘sustainababble’
Some Localise West Midlands members who have a particular interest in economic and political devolution, will welcome the call of a district councillor (also green economist and professor at Roehampton University), for more decision-making powers to be devolved to regional level.
Cllr Scott Cato, who represents Stroud’s Valley ward and has been selected as . . . → Read More: A call for more decision-making powers to be devolved to regional level
Localise West Midland’s co-founder, Patrick Conaty, has just published a book co-authored with Mike Lewis: The Resilience imperative – Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy. It examines many elements of a resilient local economy, collating and critiquing many examples of how this has been achieved all over the world over the last 150 . . . → Read More: The Resilience imperative – Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
Challenging words from Tony Stoller allege that, at the end of 2012, we now have a completely new paradigm for public policy-making, “dominated and managed by what we can call the ‘new elite’ “.
As chair of trustees for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation he lists this elite as “a cohort of politicians, policy . . . → Read More: Poverty: “a matter for shame and alarm about the failure of our economic system”