Magazine article New Internationalist

There Is an Alternative

Magazine article New Internationalist

There Is an Alternative

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'You know what would be really useful,' said Jamie Kelsey-Fry, a London teacher and contributing editor to New Internationalist. 'A guide or "roadmap" for the kind of economy we want.'

Jamie had been at the Occupy London camp pretty much every day since protesters took up residence outside St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of the capital's financial district in midOctober 2011.

His request for a roadmap seemed like a big ask at a time when leading politicians and their bevvy of economic advisers were plainly clueless and floundering at the helm.

But then New Internationalist has never shied away from such bold - or foolish? - attempts. We have always thought that the media convention of reporting the ills of the world but rarely coming up with ideas for resolving them, is simply not good enough.

And actually, when we started outlining the Roadmap that features as part of our main theme this month we found that, apart from our own ideas, there was a wealth of creative thinking and very practical proposals being formulated by progressive individuals, groups and networks. …

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