This polemical pamphlet is a significant contribution to the current debate about what needs to be done if democracy is to flourish in a world of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’.
There is a false consensus around austerity, which prevents investment into supporting a sustainable economy. This report proposes establishing a Citizen's Audit to explore debt, its consequences and alternatives to repayment.
In this gas, Molly Scott Cato explores the role of local currencies in reviving local economies, and examines national currency. She suggests we use the Euro as a common rather than a single currency
In our evidence, written by Molly Scott Cato and Jonathan Essex, we suggested using an Energy Return on Energy Invested measure to assess whether an investment is green, and a much greater emphasis on public and co-operative financing of green infrastructure.
The persistent economic recession and the need for a transition to green infrastructure and industrial systems has led many environmentalists to call for a form of Green Keynesianism. But how can this co-exist with the fundamental commitment amongst green economists to an end to economic growth?
The report includes an authoritative account of the different types of local money that are in circulation across the world from Germany's hugely successful Chiemgauer to the currency issued by Banco Palmas in Brazil and Rotterdam's Nu-Spaarpas.
In this paper, Cato argues that there are wider motives behind the increasing marketisation of the higher education system, and drawing on experience in a number of other countries, argues that there are alternatives which would do much less damage to the basic ideals of higher education
Green House's response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into the Green Economy.
In this article Scott Cato addresses some of the issues raised by the Localism Bill