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The Map - How to Out Your Local Economy By John Rogers
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The Map describes how to make the rich underused capacity of regional economies more visible. It shows how to engage individuals, businesses, voluntary groups and local government to share their... More > underused assets to meet each others' needs. The Map is both a vision and a practical action programme.< Less
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
The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help By Della Rucker
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People across the world are discovering that the economics that sustain their communities are shifting fast. But instead of just trying old ideas harder, they’re realizing that we need a whole... More > new approach. Economic revitalization specialist Della Rucker unpacks the deep changes underlying these communities’ struggles. Drawing on both professional expertise and personal stories and analogies that reach deeply into human experience, 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. The Local Economy Revolution takes readers on an accessible tour of three Undercurrents driving changes in local economies, four Implications that derive from those Undercurrents, and three Secret Weapons. The Local Economy Revolution gives a refreshing, optimistic new perspective on the importance and potential of communities of all types.< 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
Living the Sharing Economy By Jane Wood
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The news is all about the economy sliding, and money being in short supply. How can you make your cash go further - while still living 'the good life', making ends meet, getting jobs done, and having... More > enough food, clothes, healthcare and entertainment for your family? The answer might be found in what was happening way back in the 1990s, strangely, in the North West of England. Learning a few lessons from Canada, the people of Manchester set up their own Local Exchange Trading Scheme. Known as 'LETS' to one and all, the project allowed people to manage, even though there was a recession on then too. Local people joined the scheme and used the alternative currency that LETS could supply, in this case, 'bobbins'. Jane and Mike were there, early members, and they described what happened. Also, Jane draws on experience from her own childhood, to talk about 'sharing', and how it can make your money go a longer way. There's just as much need now, so maybe this is one answer.< 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