With the deregulation of international trade and a free movement of capital, the world economy is more unstable than ever. This work is written from a perspective which suggests that the world economy is liable to collapse, and as such it cannot be relied upon to provide all the goods, food, fuel and services required to live. The book argues that each community should develop an independent economy capable of restoring full employment to its area and ensuring the supply of goods and services should the mainstream economy collapse. It demonstrates how this could be done by supplying details of local energy-generation, currency, banking and food-supply systems, as well as detailing case studies of local communities at work in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, the USA, Britain and Ireland.The project studied electricity use in a hundred low-income households for a year before supplying them with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and helping them get their appliances replaced or repaired. a#39;Significant savings are beinganbsp;...
|Author||:||R. J. Douthwaite|
|Publisher||:||Lilliput PressLtd - 1996|