Linux as example of the beginning of a new economic system

Published on January 6, 2013 in Blog, Services with 6 Comments
Linux as example of the beginning of a new economic system

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

Published on December 7, 2012 in Blog with 4 Comments
Collaboration and cooperation – Sleeping giants of economic shift change

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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Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

Published on November 21, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 13 Comments
Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

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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Totnes Local Economic Blueprint – first reports now available

Published on October 29, 2012 in Economic enablers, Energy, Food, Project news with 4 Comments
Totnes Local Economic Blueprint – first reports now available

I’m delighted to say that the outputs of this project are ready for sharing. This post is about the work in Totnes, which started in 2011. It’s a combined effort of the national REconomy Project, along with Transition Town Totnes (TTT). Outputs from Herefordshire will follow shortly, and those from Brixton in London by mid […]

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Classic economics, modern times and land value tax

Published on September 29, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 7 Comments
Classic economics, modern times and land value tax

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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REconomy Project Day – Sept 14th – Photos, audio and film

Published on September 18, 2012 in Economic enablers, Project news with 4 Comments
REconomy Project Day – Sept 14th – Photos, audio and film

If you missed the Transition Network’s REconomy Project Day on September the 14th or were there but had to choose between two great sessions then this is the place to find out what when on. For those interested in the rest of the Transition Conference there’s a great diversity of documented material over on the […]

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Reflections on my REconomy Roadtrip – big challenges and big possibilities

Published on September 4, 2012 in Blog with 3 Comments
Reflections on my REconomy Roadtrip – big challenges and big possibilities

‘Road trip’ sounds better, but it was of course a rail trip, taking in 10 places over 1,500 miles in 22 train legs in 11 days – from Totnes to Maidenhead, Lewes, Brixton, Norwich, Durham, Dunbar nr Edinburgh, Slaithwaite, Manchester and Hereford then back to Devon. I also visited Todmorden for their Incredible Edible projects, the only […]

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REconomy Roadtrip – a list of enterprises

Published on September 4, 2012 in Blog with 0 Comments
REconomy Roadtrip – a list of enterprises

There’s more detail on most of these in the individual blog posts for each place (click on the place name), but here’s a quick summary of the enterprises I came across on my travels, whether emerging from Transition, a connected enterprise* or nothing to do with Transition at all**, as far as we know:   […]

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REc Roadtrip – Electric Avenue, long-term unemployed and remaking in Brixton

Published on September 3, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 0 Comments
REc Roadtrip – Electric Avenue, long-term unemployed and remaking in Brixton

Walking out of the station and down the famous Electric Avenue, a busy street market with stalls full of exotic looking vegetables, independent brightly coloured shops selling vibrant materials and reggae music blasting out from shops’ waterproofed speakers, I feel the excitement of being somewhere different.  This short video about the Brixton Pound gives you […]

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REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Town Lewes, Sheepshare and L&OVE

Published on August 30, 2012 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Food with 8 Comments
REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Town Lewes, Sheepshare and L&OVE

A beautiful old high street on a hill, surrounded by green – the market town of Lewes makes me feel instantly at home. The town is buzzing with excitement as the Olympic torch is about to pass through. There’s about 16,000 residents, most of them on the street today. The largest employer here is the […]

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