Tag: Features of the new economy

Changing the rules of the game to help build new local economies

Changing the rules of the game to help build new local economies

Published on March 12, 2014 in Blog with 4 Comments

I often hear people say “why bother engaging at the community level (which is REconomy’s focus) given that the economic ‘rules of the game’ are rigged against the little man or little woman in the community?” Clearly some rules do favour big business such as significant tax breaks for big companies to attract inward investment […]

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The “Icelandic revolution” through the eyes of a REconomist

The “Icelandic revolution” through the eyes of a REconomist

Published on January 13, 2014 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Mining and materials with 3 Comments

What is really going on Iceland? Have they been jailing bankers, creating unprecedented press freedoms and crowd sourcing their new constitution? Thanks to Gunnar Grimsson (Citizens Foundation and Your Priorities) for his fascinating interview. His insights are key and really give a balanced, behind the scenes, view of what is happening in Iceland since the 2008 economic crash. […]

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Inspiring urban agricultural enterprise’s story of success…

Inspiring urban agricultural enterprise’s story of success…

Published on November 15, 2013 in Blog, Food with 0 Comments

The Severn Project is a social enterprise and Community Interest Company that was founded by Steve Glover (blog author) in April 2010 with start up capital of just £2,500. The farm has been through the most amazing progress and it’s story of success tells us loud and clear that it is possible to have it […]

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The top new players disrupting the banking system

The top new players disrupting the banking system

Published on September 9, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 2 Comments

I recently read an article called the “Top 10 New Players Competing with Banks“, which in part inspired me to write this, not least, as it’s clear to many that some new “players” are not just competing with the banks but redefining the playing field and promising to disrupt the banking system as whole.   […]

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The edge between protest & prototyping solutions

The edge between protest & prototyping solutions

Published on June 28, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

As you likely know, we at REconomy are focused on solutions, and so we’re very excited about this guest post from Kate Macdonald (News Co-ordinator with Timebanking UK) that discusses the world of protest and the moment when protest becomes an incubator and motivator to create new ways of acting rather than just protesting against the […]

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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 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 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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