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Ten Reasons to Support Basic Income - Basic Income UK

Ten Reasons to Support Basic Income - Basic Income UK | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
Here's why we should we bring in a basic income.
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New Statesman | Tony Benn (1925-2014): ten of his greatest quotes

New Statesman | Tony Benn (1925-2014): ten of his greatest quotes | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
"If you can plan for war, why can't you plan for peace?"
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Tony Benn R.I.P.

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Homes From Empty Homes » National Empty Homes Loans Fund Sparks Huge Interest

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From the ground up efforts to address vacant housing

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Building Economies of Repair: Circular or Linear?

Building Economies of Repair: Circular or Linear? | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
We're grateful for today's guest post by Michelle Bastian from the Sustaining Time project, which addresses the most intriguing question 'What is the time of a sustainable economy?'The project is b...
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Friends of the Earth: Grab a screwdriver and fix your broken gadget: Green Blog

Friends of the Earth: Grab a screwdriver and fix your broken gadget: Green Blog | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
There are some things nobody likes to admit. You and and maybe
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The New Economy in 20 Enterprises report released! | Transition Network

The New Economy in 20 Enterprises report released! | Transition Network | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
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How we did it: Totnes local enterprise incubator | NewStart

How we did it: Totnes local enterprise incubator | NewStart | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
When Transition Town Totnes was unable to secure funding for a local enterprise incubator, it decided to tap into the resources and ...
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Are you making this journey too? Let’s share lifts on the UK’s largest car-sharing network.

Are you making this journey too? Let’s share lifts on the UK’s largest car-sharing network. | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
Do you travel between Brewery Road, London and Silverstone, Northamptonshire? You could #liftshare with... http://t.co/Njr0z9X2Gx
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oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: Freedom Is a Community-Based Economy

oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: Freedom Is a Community-Based Economy | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it

Freedom as infrastructural independence from existing institutions
Why is it so hard to be productive and useful? To be productive and useful in our contemporary societies involves having a 'job' and being paid wages in a fiat currency and paying taxes on them. To be either economically or socially productive means that one has to enter into contracts and obligations demanded by our existing infrastructures and institutions.

Looking at the very high levels of under and unemployment throughout Europe and the US some might say that the system is not working.

One can come up with a far more radical hypothesis on this point when one makes the assumption that the system does not care if you or even it are productive or not. It simply needs you to be dependent upon it and the matrix of its infrastructures, institutions and bureaucracies. Indeed the more people the system can make entirely dependent upon it, the more secure that system becomes as those dependents will seldom bite the political and bureaucratic hands that are feeding and 'enabling' them in very limited terms. ...


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The Great Recovery - Redesigning the future

The Great Recovery - Redesigning the future | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
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LILAC: A Model for Truly Affordable Green Cohousing

LILAC: A Model for Truly Affordable Green Cohousing | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
The first affordable, ecological cohousing project in the U.K, LILAC addresses three major issues of our time: climate change, current financial challenges and community fragmentation.
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How to start a Repair Cafe

How to start a Repair Cafe | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
If you've ever found yourself on the phone with a customer service representative telling you it would cost more to fix your electric tea kettle than to just buy a new one, you are well acquainted with the concept of "planned obsolescence." The...
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How can small businesses take the pain out of late payments?

How can small businesses take the pain out of late payments? | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
Unethical practices and unequal relationships mean small businesses are routinely suffering from late payments (How can small businesses take the pain out of late payments?
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National Empty Homes Loans Fund - Ecology Building Society

National Empty Homes Loans Fund - Ecology Building Society | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
Ecology Building Society and the National Empty Homes Loans Fund.
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The new economy in 20 enterprises

The new economy in 20 enterprises | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
This post introduces the results of a recent REconomy campaign which highlights the enormous potential of the enterprises emerging from Transition, or similar places. We will be promoting the top t...
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Music co-operatives: helping artists survive amid austerity - The Guardian

Music co-operatives: helping artists survive amid austerity - The Guardian | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
The Guardian Music co-operatives: helping artists survive amid austerity The Guardian "We're promoting the co-operative model to all our members as a possible way forward to protect their interests and promote better working arrangements in the...
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Backing local business

Backing local business | Local community (UK) | Scoop.it
We are delighted to announce £735,000 of funding has been awarded to 17 Northamptonshire businesses in round 1 of the Northamptonshire High P
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