Does Birmingham Love the Brum Pound?

Posted Posted in Economics, Local economies, People power

News from the Birmingham Pound, thanks to a little group of dedicated people – and you can perhaps help us… We’ve been joined by two brilliant new members with real live time to commit to the project: Ridhi Kalaria and Matthew Rowe. Ridhi, founder of Ort Cafe, ran our event for Small Business Saturday which saw 90-odd percent of attendees support […]

Event: Guild of Independent Currencies: June Meetup

Posted Posted in Economics, Economy, Finance, Local economies, Localisation, Microfinance, Transition

Date: 15th June 2015 Time: 9:30am to 5pm Where: Exeter Quaker Meeting House. Wynards Lane EX2 4HU Cost: £5 includes lunch and refreshments The Guild of Independent Currencies has been created by the Bristol Pound (covered on sister site in 2013) to help others to launch their own independent currencies, supporting them through shared technology, best practice and with anything […]

Transition town focus

Posted Posted in Books and articles, Economy, Energy, Environment, Food, Local economies, Localisation, Procurement, Regional economies, Trade, Transition, Transition Network

A transition town is a grassroots community project that seeks to build resilience in the face of peak oil, climate destruction and economic instability. Local projects are usually based on the model’s 12 ‘ingredients’. The first initiative to use the name was Transition Town Totnes, founded in 2006. Between late 2006 and early 2007 the Transition Network was founded as […]

‘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 […]