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Paying Our Way: The Case For A Scottish Payments System

Financial Services expert Peter Ryan returns to Common Weal with his latest policy paper advocating for a not-for-profit payments system to be rolled out across Scottish local authorities.

You can download the paper in full here.

Imagine you and I are an economy of two people. I pay you £100 in cash for goods. You, in turn, pay me £100 for services. Our economy ticks along just nicely exchanging goods and services with the cash transferring between us.

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BREAD: Our plan to help build a sustainable circular economy in Ayr

As part of our special week of coverage on Scotland’s towns and places, Bread, an arts laboratory in Ayr, explain their vision for a cultural and social hub in the town

OUR mission is to inspire creative regeneration through collective authorship.  We aspire to develop a sustainable circular economy focused on earning income from food & drink. Profits will support creative professionals to engage with communities to build respectful neighbourhoods.

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Breaking the Bankruptocracy: CommonSpace special week of coverage 10 years after the Crash

CommonSpace wants to hear your ideas on alternatives to bankruptocracy during our special week of coverage – email ben@common.scot

15 SEPTEMBER will be exactly 10 years since the Lehmann Brothers US investment bank collapsed, the key moment in the great financial crisis of 2008. 

We all know what happened next – the losses were socialised while the bankers kept their profits and bonuses. While home owners faced repossession, the bankers quickly got back to the same old tricks.

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