Tag: Macro

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 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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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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Collaboration and cooperation – Sleeping giants of economic shift change

Collaboration and cooperation – Sleeping giants of economic shift change

Published on December 7, 2012 in Blog with 4 Comments

We are caught between an old system that no longer works and a new one that is trying to emerge. In recent times more and more people have grappled with articulating, what they see as the new economic model, with increasing confidence and detail. I believe that the ‘three C’s’ (the change-maker, cooperative and collaborative […]

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