Saving ourselves then?

Posted: December 21, 2009 in co-operatives, domain name for kernow, economics, environment

Considering our illustrious world leaders can’t git their bleedy acts together it looks like it’s up to us to save ourselves.

Lets start with Kernow and hope other nations & regions around the world do the same.

DotKer

The DotKer campaign for a top level domain name for Kernow has already been mentioned here a number of times. This article from the company AusRegistry should be of interest to all who support the campaign. Some reasons as to why we need a .ker domain name can be found here.

Kernow Bank

Banking with identity is taking off for the Breton’s and Breton diaspora. Breizh Banque is an internet banking service aimed at the residents of Brittany as well as expats. Bretons anywhere in the world can now invest their money and in doing so support the Breton economy. A simple and effective idea made possible by the internet. Could a Kernow Bank internet banking facility be opened for the residents of Cornwall and the Cornish diaspora?

Cornish Co-operatives 

Considering the United Nations proclamation that 2012 will be the International Year of Co-operatives why not take the opportunity to promote co-operative ventures in Kernow. The Social Economy and Co-operative Development Cornwall Limited, a Co-operative Development Body based in Cornwall, also known as Kabin, is one potential starting point for interested parties. More on what Kabin do can be found here.

Re-localisation

On a different but connected note –Entrepreneurs Keep the Local Food Movement Hot– is a great article from Business Week that covers the re-localisation of food production and how this can play a much more critical role in economic development than commonly thought. Mebyon Kernow’s Cornish Diet campaign, Slow Food Cornwall and Transition Cornwall seem to be good and timely ideas indeed.

New Economics Institute

Finally two economics think-thanks, the E. F. Schumacher Society and the New Economics Foundation, both excellent, have announced that they will be collaborating on the creation of the New Economics Institute. Surely a project that all in the Cornish movement will want to keep a close eye on.

They write:

For thirty years the programs of the E. F. Schumacher Society have been supported by its visionary members, engaged partners with staff, volunteers, and board of directors. The New Year will see a transition of the organization into the New Economics Institute (www.neweconomicsinstitute.org), merging the strengths of the New Economics Foundation of London with the history of theory and innovation of the E. F. Schumacher Society a broader context for our local programs, a deeper influence on public discussion.

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