On Jan 15th I heard the Rt. Hon. Alistair Darling MP talk about the role of the Treasury in 21st Century Britain. At the Royal Society of the Arts, Commerce and Manufacture (RSA) a packed audience laughed when I offered copies of Dr. Yunus’ book for his staff. I took the Chancellor by his words: he wants to create cultural change, and sustainability will be at the heart of the next budget, he said.
Here’s what I shall send him as a first reading installment:
- a cover letter
- The Role of the Treasury in 21st Century Britain – Advocating the Use of the People’s Credit since 2002 – referring to
- Sovereignty and Seignorage – the response to the Legal and Economic Challenge of Climate Change addressed by the Environmental Law Foundation
- Green Credit for Green Purposes – our submission to the inquiry into the Stern Report by the Treasury Select Committee
- From Green Stick Taxation to Green Carrot Funding – a Supplementary Memo to the Treasury Select Committee
- Green Credit for Green Growth – the response to a Call for Concepts by UNDP – the United Nations Development Program on how to finance national needs for adaptation to climate change. This was discussed at the UN conference on climate change in Bali, 8 December 2007.
- Fantasy Island – Waking up to the incredible economic, political and social illusions of the Blair legacy – the sad state of 21st Century Britain
- Creating a World without Poverty – Social Business and the Future of Capitalism – the optimistic solution to the growth dilemma and the call for an enlightenment of capitalism.