. Dr Mansfield, after surveying Macmillan Support’s analysis, continues:
Macmillan’s spokesperson acknowledges that cancer survivors are usually weakened in some way by the treatment.
This is likely to make them more vulnerable to the other kinds of disease which will eventually carry them off. But not before yet more medical services and long-term support. . . . → Read More: Doctor prescribes localisation
In one section of Lean Logic, the late David Fleming focussed on “call and response”, the principle by which localities can call on their local authorities for assistance to develop projects, without themselves losing the initiative.
He cites the example of Portland, Oregon:
“Portland is now widely recognised for its neighbourhood associations and . . . → Read More: “Call and response”: enabling government to rediscover its role as public servant
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’
In the FT today, James Skinner, chairman emeritus of the New Economics Foundation, asks fundamentally important questions about a stance often adopted by politicians with an interest in supporting multinational business. .
He was prompted to do so by a recent FT editorial “A better plan for London airports”, which cited the . . . → Read More: At a time of ‘austerity’ for so many, are there more beneficial uses for taxpayers’ money than mega airports and HS2?
We summarise the thoughts of Martin Wolf, the FT’s chief economics commentator here, because Localise West Midlands’ aims and policies are designed with his ‘politically sellable vision of a prosperous low-carbon economy’ in mind. He wrote, yesterday:
“Last week the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was reported to have passed 400 parts . . . → Read More: “Humanity is conducting a huge, uncontrolled and almost certainly irreversible climate experiment with the only home it is likely to have”: Financial Times
Fleming, second left, discussing the working of an experimental rocket stove – to capture heat with clean combustion – at Transition Town Louth, Lincolnshire (The Times)
In Lean Logic, David Fleming asks:
“Is the priority to expand world trade, to push ahead with the global market, or to build on the resilience of . . . → Read More: Is the priority to expand world trade or to build on the resilience of communities?