The ‘Preston Model’: Frances Northrop of the New Economics Foundation

Frances Northrop of NEF discusses the Preston Model with Dave Darby

This is part of a series of interviews with people who are building the new economy, and today I’m talking with Frances Northrop of the New Economics Foundation, who is working on what I think is called ‘new municipalism’. It’s big in Preston – so much so that it’s known as ‘the Preston Model’.

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A ‘Transcender Manifesto’ for a world beyond capitalism

If this makes sense to you, you may well be working along these lines already – I hope it is encouraging. If it inspires you, then seek out others who feel the same, and rewrite it together. Make it yours. Make it specific. Publish it. Act on it. Forge relations with other groups. Federate and […]

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How do we grow the ‘co-operative commonwealth’? Interview with Pat Conaty

This is the second part of an interview with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. We’re talking about building a co-operative commonwealth. Part 1 is here.

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The barriers to growing the co-operative economy: Graham Mitchell of CoTech, part 2

Graham Mitchell: co-operativising the tech sector one step at a time

This is part 2 of our interview with Graham Mitchell, who works in the co-operative tech sector. Here we’re talking about how we might grow the co-operative, non-extractive sector, and what barriers we might face. Part 1 is here.

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How the viable system model (VSM) can help build a new economy: Trevor Hilder of Web of Wealth

Today I’m talking with Trevor Hilder of WebofWealth.org, who is a specialist in Stafford Beer’s viable system model (VSM). What I’m really interested in is how we can use the VSM to build a non-extractive, co-operative federation – a federation that’s comprised of a large number of small units, not giant corporations, and not giant […]

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How can permaculture contribute to building a new economy? Conversation with Andy Goldring of the Permaculture Association

We’re going to be publishing a range of videos of interviews with key people involved in building the new economy – an economy that is democratic, non-extractive and sustainable. I’m sure you’ll agree that our current economy is far from that. We start with Andy Goldring, CEO of the Permaculture Association (see video below).

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