Made worse by huge wealth inequalities, rocketing prices, an endless housing crisis, and persistent failure to take real action on climate. For all the promises from our politicians about bouncing back, levelling up, and sharing prosperity, it’s just not happening for most of us.
Despite crisis after crisis, new economic ideas are still largely unknown across communities, and it’s time for a post-pandemic movement to inspire local economic change.
The ABCs of the New Economy is an accessible ‘primer’ on all aspects of the new economy, sharing straightforward tools and ideas for workplaces, communities, and movements for change.
The ABCs of the New Economy is a new guide to inspire existing and new movements for local economic change. As a ‘primer’ it features a series of tools, models, and stories that can tackle the cost of living crisis and a broken energy system at the roots, transform an unfair housing market, reverse the social care crisis, and remake the way we produce and consume our food.
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Step-by-step how to guides to take you through everything you need to get set up, and keep going.
Introducing you to specific approaches and practical alternatives.
Living examples of best practice community businesses.
The team behind the ABCs also publishes STIR magazine, celebrating ten years in print in 2023. The quarterly publication not only promotes new and alternative approaches to economic transformation, but also grounds these approaches within economics, history, and politics.
Here is a selection of articles that explore the origins, challenges, and contradictions of some approaches to local economic development.