Economics & Innovation

 
pic
 

/ Community, Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People

12 Sep 2014

 

Free Money Day next week prompts people to think about concepts of value and sharing by handing out their own money to strangers. How would society be transformed if our relationship with money was more conscious and heartfelt?

 
(c) Matt Brown
 

/ Economics & Innovation

11 Sep 2014

 

Proposed regulations aim to make bankers more accountable for their actions, but will they have a tangible impact on crumbling financial systems?

 
4550761104_17bd3f3af9_o
 

/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive Money, Positive Perspective

08 Sep 2014

 

Ben Dyson talks about the progress made by Positive Money in sparking the debate about monetary reform over the past four years

 
Commuters 2 (c) Flickr Member Rob Emes
 

/ Economics & Innovation, Health, Lifestyle

03 Sep 2014

 

Two health and business professionals have joined growing calls for a reduced working week in order to improve employee wellbeing and business efficiency

 
GURWES - Version 3
 

/ Economics & Innovation, Education, Youth

02 Sep 2014

 

Mainstream economics teaching fails to address 21st century issues, say students from 41 protest groups around the world

 
1 (c) Phalinn Ooi
 

/ Community, Health, Innovation, Politics, Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2014

 

Since 1948 the NHS has provided publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public

 
Shopper Fair Tax (c) LiveSurface Context.
 

/ Economics & Innovation

26 Aug 2014

 

The world’s first Fair Tax Mark has been launched in a bid to address the issue of tax transparency

 
lowres crop
 

/ Economics & Innovation, Wellbeing

19 Aug 2014

 

New legislation gives extra 20 million people licence to request to work flexibly

 
(c) Joe Driscoll
 

/ Economics & Innovation

25 Jul 2014

 

Harriet Lawrence reviews Fairtrade pioneer Francisco Van der Hoff Boersma's book, which details the founding principles of what is now a global phenomenon

 
low res
 

/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

14 Jul 2014

 

Developments in finance, energy and technology are shifting us from centralised, growth-at-all-costs economics, towards a more democratic, collaborative, interactive and ecological model, based on asking what kind of society we actually want, argues Sam Friggens

 
(c) Flcikr member rafael-castillo
 

/ Science

08 Jul 2014

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘self-healing’ plastic that could one day allow objects from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes to automatically repair themselves

 
8157615702_23be493685_b
 

/ Environment, Science

19 Jun 2014

 

China has agreed to share scientific knowledge with Nepal on the effects of climate and environmental changes on the Tibetan plateau in order to spur sustainable development

 
2684571773_ce0e3f6552_z
 

/ Community, Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

19 Jun 2014

 

As the term ‘housing crisis’ becomes ingrained in the British lexicon and millions of people face uncertain futures, seven organisations suggest their solutions

 
Low res
 

/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

18 Jun 2014

 

Contrary to some perceptions, co-operative businesses are flourishing more than ever in the UK. Following a research project into the potential of the co-operative model, Rob Harrison proposes why it could offer an alternative to capitalism

 
6812407093_fbf34b4ef4_z
 

/ Technology

03 Jun 2014

 

The US government has announced that it is withdrawing from its role as steward of the internet’s domain name system

 
PN Summer 2014_Independents_Liverpool card 2
 

/ Economics & Innovation

30 May 2014

 

Following a successful pilot in Liverpool, a loyalty card scheme for independent shops is being rolled out in cities across the UK in a bid to reclaim the high streets of Britain and beyond

 
PN Summer 2014_Drones for good (from Matternet Facebook page)1-prototype testing
 

/ Economics & Innovation

22 May 2014

 

Drones are not usually thought of as a tool for good, but entrepreneur and airborne logistics activist Andreas Raptopoulos thinks otherwise, Danielle Batist reports

 
pakistani child with phone
 

/ Technology

20 May 2014

 

According to a new UN study, mobile phones are causing a reading revolution in developing countries, Anna Bevan reports

 
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
 

/ Economics & Innovation

16 May 2014

 

The UK government will consider the impact on women’s and girls’ rights as part of its international aid spending, after a new law is passed promoting gender equality

 
The Forest of Light, Medellin (c) Jenna Hutber
 

/ Economics & Innovation

25 Apr 2014

 

From infamous drugs cartels, record homicide levels and widespread poverty, to economic strength, innovation and enterprise, Colombia’s city of Medellin has undergone a serious transition that’s changing the attitudes of citizens and tourists alike