Tag Archives: free market

Community over competition

In the small suburb where I live, where the shopping strip is often referred to as the Village, there has recently been a disturbance in the usually harmonious business community. This has been caused by a pop-up coffee shop opening … Continue reading

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The great social enterprise debate

Last week I attended a powerful discussion at the Brisbane Powerhouse “social enterprise a hand up not a hand out, is social enterprise the answer” hosted by Queensland Social Enterprise Council and New Farm Neighborhood Centre. The turbine Hall of … Continue reading

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Risk and the Marketization of the Not for Profit sector

I’ve been thinking about risk relating to social enterprise, and the difference between public risk, which we could define as risk undertaken by social entrepreneurs working for social enterprises auspiced by Not for Profits / Community Organisations, and private risk, … Continue reading

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Branson promoting the new economy

Sir Richard Branson hosted a business summit where leaders were told they would be swept aside by social enterprises if they did not adapt. Photograph: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images A gathering of sustainability leaders hosted by Sir Richard Branson and Jamie … Continue reading

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Changing capitalism from within

Great blog entry here on Spiritual Capitalism, and how to change the beast from within to create a sustainable, ethical economy. From the book Spiritual Capitalism By Danah Zohar Our capitalist culture and the business practices that operate within it … Continue reading

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Thatcher is dead. No cause for celebration.

Please, no eulogising of Thatcher. She and Reagan were two of the architects of the modern free market economy currently ruining society and the environment. Forced poverty by the right wing onto working people through the thoughts (and sometimes misreading) … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of capitalism

Trickle down theory has proven to be deficient in so many areas. Sure, many millions of people no longer live in poverty due to the expansion and growth of the economy world wide, but as these figures suggest (and maybe … Continue reading

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