Tag: Economics

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 new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Food, Manufacturing with 4 Comments

I was very excited to be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil and exploring it from a REconomy perspective. I lived there for 7 years during the 90’s and I know that pretty much anything is possible within the Brazilian economy.   For example, do you think that what happened in Cyprus was extreme? That’s child’s play! […]

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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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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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Classic economics, modern times and land value tax

Classic economics, modern times and land value tax

Published on September 29, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 7 Comments

REconomy’s history is rooted in the ‘environmental’ movements related to climate change, peak oil and many other forms of environmental degradation. For many of us ‘greens’ economics is a foreign language that we are having to learn rapidly. For those wanting a good overview of the roots of the existing economic theory this is a useful […]

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