The West Midlands Forum for Growth? Well if I were you I wouldn’t start from here.

Posted Posted in Council, Democracy, Devolution, Economics, Government, Local economies, Local government

I attended the West Midlands Forum for Growth yesterday at Resorts World. It was the official conference of the West Midlands Combined Authority, and I was attending on one of two free tickets given to civil society bodies, as part of the group of civil society organisations aiming to have a voice in combined authority matters. Tickets in general cost […]

‘Local Liquidity: From Ineffective Demand to Community Currencies’

Posted Posted in Devolution, Economics, Finance, Import substitution, Local economies, Local government, Microfinance, Planning, Politics, Procurement, Trade, Transition

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 government deficit and stagnant economy. Others say that we must invest and borrow more […]