Tag Archives: social enterprise

Social enterprise and small is beautiful

I gave a very unsatisfactory answer in a radio interview recently about social enterprise. Having had a lot more experience asking the questions than answering them in media exchanges, it’s an uncommon feeling to be on the other side of … Continue reading

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Carving up the State’s role – who gets what?

A shift in power to cities is the legacy of the depression. And it’s already starting to happen in the US. Why? 90% of educated workers, advanced industry jobs and patent creation are located in cities. And cities are ‘in … Continue reading

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City initiatives

Recent signs of city administrations taking an imaginative leadership role….. In Nantes the town council is sponsoring cargo bikes to change the way freight is moved about lievreoutortue.com/nantes-subvent… A Dutch city crowd funds a bridge metronews.ca/news/world/618025/dutch-city-rotterdam-crowdfunds-a-bridge

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Going back to their roots

Here’s an example of State capture – the government’s infrastructure plans are not going ahead because the banks  won’t invest their planned share unless government underwrites the costs. Only £700m has been raised so far towards an interim target of … Continue reading

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Localism v the State

All previous blogs have been leading up to this question – can the State, in its current form – the nation state –   cope with this crisis? I think there are at least three reasons to think that it might … Continue reading

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