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ECONOMY

Let’s Have a Public Inquiry on Money

Adrian Byrne, Manchester Positive Money Coordinator The time for a public inquiry on money, finance and their effects on society in the 21st century is fast approaching. The last time the …

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ECONOMY

Silk Road 2.0, Manchester city-region and the new global infrastructure space

Jon Silver, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Durham University The visit from the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Manchester is just the latest and perhaps most high profile moment in what …

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ECONOMY

Payday lending

By Carl Packman There were celebrations at the start of the new year by many who have been campaigning against the unscrupulous behaviour of the payday lending industry: at last …

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ECONOMY

Social impact bonds: Profiting from Poverty?

By Dan Silver and Becky Clarke. Dan Silver and Becky Clarke. This article first appeared in the autumn edition of Outlook magazine. Social investment is becoming increasingly discussed, but there …

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ECONOMY

All Work and Low Pay: We must not forget how people from different backgrounds are affected in different ways

By Dan Silver and Amina Lone The nature of poverty is changing, and today more people living in poverty are working than are out of work. The injustice of low-pay …

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