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Making Makers Machinations

Making Makers Machinations

Published on February 11, 2014 in Blog, Building and housing, Manufacturing with 0 Comments

In this week’s guest blog James Baker (Hereford Make CIC) offers his insights into setting up ‘open to all’ workshop spaces and invites you to support the crowd funding of their exciting project.   Intro When faced with the aim of having workshops that are accessible for people to up skill-up, repair, make and have a […]

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How we did it: Totnes local enterprise incubator

How we did it: Totnes local enterprise incubator

Published on January 23, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment

Written by Frances Northrop, Manager, Transition Town Totnes. Originally posted on Transition Town Totnes and reposted here with permission. In September we will officially open the REconomy Centre, Totnes – a new enterprise workplace. This will mark the end of a journey that has been relatively long (over two years) but, because of the relationships […]

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Experiments in a new local economics (UK)

Experiments in a new local economics (UK)

Published on December 5, 2013 in Blog with 5 Comments

This article was originally written by New Start magazine. We’re reposting here with gratitude and full credits given to New Start.   Across the UK places are rethinking local economic development. Recession and austerity may have prompted the rethink but, for many areas, the new economics is proving a more effective and equitable way to create […]

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The rise of the Sharing Economy in my community

The rise of the Sharing Economy in my community

Published on October 10, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments

This is a great guest post by Davie Philip from Cultivate. He gives some very real and practical examples of the sharing economy in his community. At REconomy we are lucky enough to see more and more inspirational enterprises and projects popping up all over but very few examples like this of a collection of […]

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East Lothian Local Economy Workshop – A report back

East Lothian Local Economy Workshop – A report back

Published on October 4, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments

We’re very grateful for this guest post from Philip Revell of Sustaining Dunbar:  A few months ago Sustaining Dunbar and East Lothian Council organised an event to look at the local economy. The idea was to get participants from a range of backgrounds together, inspire them with the possibilities offered by moving to a more locally […]

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How do we organise to create a new local economy?

How do we organise to create a new local economy?

Published on June 19, 2013 in Blog with 22 Comments

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The potential of the co-operative business model

The potential of the co-operative business model

Published on April 6, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

We’d like to thank Kate Whittle from Cooperantics for this guest post responding to my TEDx talk (The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy) and exploring further one of the key facets, which is the potential of the co-operative business model. Here’s the talk just in case you haven’t seen it.   Shane Hughes TEDx […]

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The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy

The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy

Published on February 19, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

My work at REconomy Project has inspired me to believe that a credible alternative to our current system is now emerging at an incredible rate. In this 12 minute TEDx talk I explore the unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy. The problem is that I’ve long been a fan of TED and given the opportunity to do a talk I […]

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Linux as example of the beginning of a new economic system

Linux as example of the beginning of a new economic system

Published on January 6, 2013 in Blog, Services with 6 Comments

Does a bumper year for Linux show us that a collaborative meta narrative for the economy is starting to replace the out dated free market competitive one. A quick and rather narrow review of Microsoft versus Linux will provide some insight as to why and how this new collaborative meta narrative is appearing.   When we […]

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Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

Published on November 21, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 12 Comments

This post is a guest blog by Josef Davies-Coates and it originally appeared on the P2P Foundation blog. Crowdfunding is a new word for an old idea. The Oxford English dictionary defines it as “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, […]

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