Should QE now be used for the common good – extending and adapting the work of Birmingham Energy Savers?

. Quantitative Easing currently benefits the non-bank financial sector, commercial banks and the Treasury Under QE, Hansard evidence informs us, the Bank of England’s Asset Purchase Facility purchase of just under £375bn of government bonds from the non-bank...

American localisers call for new economic forms to support an emerging new economy

. . As ‘our grand economic experiment’ has demonstrably failed to serve people and planet, New Economics members in America have begun to readjust and re-experiment. Citizens organized in neighbourhoods, cities, and small towns, are working together to...

Local farm-to-table production is a government motto

In Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas and elsewhere, local farm-to-table production is not a restaurant sales pitch: it is a government motto. “We’re in a food crisis,” said Hilson Baptiste, the agriculture minister of Antigua and Barbuda. “Every country is concerned about...

Will the end of traditional growth paths lead to ‘cosmopolitan localism’ ?

Steve Schofield, whose work in Bradford was covered on this blog some time ago, focusses on the real security challenge of the 21st century caused by resource depletion and climate change. The evolution of the international system was driven by the ambitions of the...

‘Local Liquidity: From Ineffective Demand to Community Currencies’

Dr Molly Scott Cato opens her Green House paper, which may be downloaded here, by asking how our ongoing financial and economic crisis is to be understood and resolved. The mainstream view is that we need economic growth – and austerity – because of the vast...