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Local Liquidity By Molly Scott Cato
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All across the world local communities are starting their own currencies to counter the problems caused by the financial crisis and the misallocation of money towards the gambling circuits of the... More > casino economy and away from local economies. Molly Scott Cato frames the post-2008 financial crisis in terms of the failure of effective demand. Quantitative Easing has not only increased inequality, as indicated recently by the Bank of England, but has also created only ineffective demand. The report includes an authoritative account of the different types of local money that are in circulation across the world from Germany's hugely successful Chiemgauer to the currency issued by Banco Palmas in Brazil and Rotterdam's Nu-Spaarpas.< Less
The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help By Della Rucker
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Whether they’re professionals or volunteers, people across the world are discovering that the economics that sustain their communities are shifting fast, and they’re struggling to find... More > new solutions. But instead of just trying old ideas harder, they’re gradually realizing that we need a whole new approach. In The Local Economy Revolution, economic revitalization specialist Della Rucker unpacks the deep changes underlying these communities’ struggles. The Local Economy Revolution shines a new light on the profound impacts of the last few decades on the places where people live and work, and sketches a new way forward that builds on the reasons why our places matter to us.< Less
Supporting local economies: from Business Rates to Land Value Taxation By Julian Pratt
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This paper describes the many disadvantages associated with the National Non-Domestic (Business) Rates in the UK, and proposes replacing them with a Land Value Tax as proposed in the Mirrlees Review.... More > It describes the impact of such a proposal, and proposes the details of a feasibility study that should be conducted by Treasury. Such a reform would reduce the burden of rates on premises that make good use of their site, while increasing the financial costs for sites that are poorly used, underdeveloped , derelict or being held out of use until their sale price rises. Owners of these sites would either have to make good use of their site or sell it to somebody who will. This would make land available for enterprise, stimulate economic growth in areas where the local economy is struggling and provide employment opportunities for local people.< Less
2011 Local Business Overview By Ivelina Arabadzhieva
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The small business plays a crucial role in the recovery of the UK’s economy. But in order for the small business community to have a significant impact, both existing companies and new business... More > start-ups must be sufficiently confident in the current climate. Throughout 2011 Touch Local conducted polls with business owners, and gave them the opportunity to share their opinions about business, economic and general developments that may have an impact on their operation. This report is a summary of the information that thousands of business owners shared, and it gives an overview of the events that influenced the small business in 2011. We also looked at how SMEs advertised this year and analysed some of the trends, in order to make a forecast for the year ahead. In conclusion, we analysed how small business owners feel about 2012; are they positive and looking forward to make the most of the opportunities ahead, or have they already lost hope, after another year of economic downturn?< Less
Culture and economy By Roxana Trofimova
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Researching and modelling of culture-economic systems of local civilizations. Исследование и... More > моделирование культурно-экономических систем локальных цивилизаций от древности до современности.< Less
Culture and economy By Roxana Trofimova
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Researching and modelling of culture-economic systems of local civilizations. Исследование и... More > моделирование культурно-экономических систем локальных цивилизаций от древности до современности.< Less
Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) By Jörg Meyer-Stamer, Christian Schoen
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mesopartner Working Paper #2: Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) is a method to conduct, in a matter of weeks, an action-oriented diagnosis of a locality or local cluster. This... More > paper gives an overview of the background, conceptual basis and results of RALIS.< Less
Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) By Jörg Meyer-Stamer, Christian Schoen
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mesopartner Working Paper #2: Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) is a method to conduct, in a matter of weeks, an action-oriented diagnosis of a locality or local cluster. This... More > paper gives an overview of the background, conceptual basis and results of RALIS.< Less
Hometown Money - Enrich Community with Local Currency By Paul Glover
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We’re making a community while making a living! Since 1991, local currencies have added millions of dollars worth of spending power to local economies, stimulating millions of dollars of extra... More > trading among local people. Many communities have done this by issuing local paper money called HOURS, valued at least $10.00 per HOUR. HOURS can become a mainstay of local commerce; keeping wealth in the community; promoting local production, local ownership and ecological responsibility; encouraging local pride; raising the minimum wage; and helping people get paid for doing what they like to do. Dozens of cities and towns have started local currency based on this book< Less
Mega-Events and Their Impact on the Economy: A Tourism and Economics Analysis By Christoph L. Reiter
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This is the first book of a series about mega-event. Mega-events have multiple effects on the society, the environment, and the economy of a region. This can range from increasing leisure facilities... More > for locals to better infrastructure, but also to economic growth. There are various approaches one has to take to arrive at the point where it is possible to conclude whether the impact of mega-events, like the Olympics, is truly as great as often argued. Having an extensive background in tourism we believe that tourism is the best indicator to see the results of mega-events. Obviously mega-events are not created because of tourism, but the relationship between them is undeniable. One can look at the number of tourists in the years before and after the event and compare them with the numbers of the event year. Further, one can look at the expenditure rates. All this needs to be looked at in the long and short run.< Less