Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Brightoneers’ vision for Brighton’s economy

Wouldn’t it be great if the economy in Brighton existed to make life in our city better for everyone, now and for future generations, in harmony with the natural world?

Wouldn’t it be great if the local economy was not just for the people, but owned by the people – the workers and citizens?

Wouldn’t it be great if the local economy could provide everything that the people here need from food to energy to banking to transport, as well as exporting the things that it is best at to the rest of the world?

Wouldn’t it be great if money cycled round and round the local economy, making us all better off, and not into the pockets of the few?

Wouldn’t it be great if businesses that worked in this way collectively became the largest employer in the city, creating jobs that deliver happiness and meaning as well as a salary?

Wouldn’t it be great if we created a model that inspired other towns and cities across the world to build better local economies for the benefit of everyone there too?

This is neither socialism nor capitalism as we know it. This is a vision for a local economy in Brighton where the power of money, markets and thriving commerce is put to use to increase the wellbeing of everyone in the city, forever.

This is not a pipe-dream. The work has already started and there are some incredible pioneering businesses in Brighton that are making this vision a reality today.

The Brightoneers are a group of people working to set up, join up and celebrate pioneering businesses in Brighton, to create a city full of wellbeing for everyone.

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