Alternative Finance – Could the past inform our future?

Alternative Finance – Could the past inform our future?

When people think about the economy, one thing that springs to mind is banks and money. And any attempts to shift the economy to work better for people and places, is going to have to consider how the finance system could work better. Recently I attended two events...

Cllr Laura Price says: “This is about real localism – us doing things for our community who would otherwise be abandoned.”

A year ago the residents of Hawes were in the news after launching their own Little White Bus in 2011 to meet the trains at Garsdale station seven miles away. Today they have a fleet of 10 minibuses that rely on 53 volunteer drivers and nine part-time staff, ferrying...

Move beyond left/right, Brexit/Remain thinking, and build a movement for economic change

In similar vein to a recent post on this site, Helena Norberg-Hodge writes: Ever since the Brexit referendum was first announced, we have been bombarded by an array of starkly contradictory pronouncements – from the Leave camp’s now infamous claim that withdrawal from...

Birmingham Council’s policy of ‘Local Wealth Building’ through new municipal services and local procurement

. Introducing a fifteen-page paper ‘A REBIRTH OF MUNICIPAL SOCIALISM’ IN BIRMINGHAM? by RICHARD HATCHER Speaking to Labour Councillors in Nottingham on 3 February 2018, Jeremy Corbyn said ‘Labour councils are taking measures to bring services back in-house and reject...