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Understanding localism and <br />the supplicant state<br />Broadening the debate<br />David Boyle, new economics foundatio...
Why only two cheers for Localism Bill?<br /><ul><li>Whitehall is still centralist.  Our political language is centralist.
Local decisions are not enough.</li></li></ul><li>Localism?<br />“Department for Transport is reviewing the policy on traf...
Missing aspects of localism<br /><ul><li>How to give back power and initiative to public service staff.
How to make public services more human scale.
How to hand more responsibility to service users for delivering broader services, to make real change possible.
How to localise economic power as well as political power.  </li></li></ul><li>Supplicants to Tesco<br />“Developers are l...
No localism without…<br /><ul><li>Tackling the semi-monopolies.
Local business decisions.
Local credit.</li></li></ul><li>Number of banks per million people<br />170 (UK)<br />520 (Germany)<br />960 (France)<br />
Outcomes chart<br />
Proposition 1<br />It isn’t how much money you have going into an area that counts, it’s how you use it.<br />
Flow<br />
Money flows in<br />
Money flows out again<br />Knowlsey study (2001): only 8% stays put<br />Cornwall study (2001):<br />£1 in supermarket = £...
Prince Charles circulating money<br />
Dependence and independence<br />
The circulation of blood<br />
Proposition 2<br />Not all economic resources are monetary.<br />
BizFizz<br />
BizFizz network map<br />
Marsh Farm<br />
Keeping the money flowing<br />
Plugging the leaks<br />
Proposition 3<br />Innovative local institutions matter.<br />
Evergreen co-operatives<br />
Cleveland<br />
Mondragon<br />
Evergreen again<br />
Evergreen principles<br /><ul><li>The new co-operatives that employ local people.
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  1. 1. Understanding localism and <br />the supplicant state<br />Broadening the debate<br />David Boyle, new economics foundation<br />9 December 2010<br />
  2. 2. Why only two cheers for Localism Bill?<br /><ul><li>Whitehall is still centralist. Our political language is centralist.
  3. 3. Local decisions are not enough.</li></li></ul><li>Localism?<br />“Department for Transport is reviewing the policy on traffic signs and will issue new advice on how to cut down on the clutter later this year.” BBC 26 August 2010<br />
  4. 4. Missing aspects of localism<br /><ul><li>How to give back power and initiative to public service staff.
  5. 5. How to make public services more human scale.
  6. 6. How to hand more responsibility to service users for delivering broader services, to make real change possible.
  7. 7. How to localise economic power as well as political power. </li></li></ul><li>Supplicants to Tesco<br />“Developers are like urban Domestos. They destroy 99% of all known distinctiveness.” Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times<br />
  8. 8. No localism without…<br /><ul><li>Tackling the semi-monopolies.
  9. 9. Local business decisions.
  10. 10. Local credit.</li></li></ul><li>Number of banks per million people<br />170 (UK)<br />520 (Germany)<br />960 (France)<br />
  11. 11. Outcomes chart<br />
  12. 12. Proposition 1<br />It isn’t how much money you have going into an area that counts, it’s how you use it.<br />
  13. 13. Flow<br />
  14. 14. Money flows in<br />
  15. 15. Money flows out again<br />Knowlsey study (2001): only 8% stays put<br />Cornwall study (2001):<br />£1 in supermarket = £1.40<br />£1 in veggie box = £2.50<br />
  16. 16. Prince Charles circulating money<br />
  17. 17. Dependence and independence<br />
  18. 18. The circulation of blood<br />
  19. 19. Proposition 2<br />Not all economic resources are monetary.<br />
  20. 20. BizFizz<br />
  21. 21. BizFizz network map<br />
  22. 22. Marsh Farm<br />
  23. 23. Keeping the money flowing<br />
  24. 24. Plugging the leaks<br />
  25. 25. Proposition 3<br />Innovative local institutions matter.<br />
  26. 26. Evergreen co-operatives<br />
  27. 27. Cleveland<br />
  28. 28. Mondragon<br />
  29. 29. Evergreen again<br />
  30. 30. Evergreen principles<br /><ul><li>The new co-operatives that employ local people.
  31. 31. Redirecting the spending power of the local hospital to launch them and underpin them.</li></li></ul><li>Avoiding supplicant status<br />“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw<br />
  32. 32. … local pride<br />
  33. 33. Find out more…<br />New Economics Foundation www.neweconomics.org<br />Plugging the leaks www.pluggingtheleaks.org.uk<br />Local money flows www.lm3.org.uk<br />BizFizzwww.bizfizz.org.uk<br />Evergreen www.evergreencoop.com<br />Louisville business alliancewww.keeplouisvilleweird.com<br />
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