David Boyle

Localism columns

Behind the gaily painted success of Totnes (Dec 2007)

Learning the economic lessons of the Transition Towns, and their new local currencies.

Lessons with mother (Oct 2007)

The difference between community midwives and health visitors: one lot are on our side, one are on the side of the Department of Health.

The five kinds of localism (Sept 2007)

Why the political debate about localism gets stuck on a narrow view of democracy - when localism means so much more.

Why protesting can make you richer (Aug 2007)

What really raises the value of a neighbourhood isn't undermining planning controls, it's listening to the protesters.

The truth lies on the 450 bus (Jun/Jul 2007)

The importance of the human factor in public services.

What do we mean by local? (May 2007)

Tesco's big mistake, and why they get the meaning of 'local' wrong.

The sad story of Northcote Road (Apr 2007)

What can politicians do about failing high streets?

Bird flu and the perils of centralisation (Mar 2007)

Why centralisation puts us more at risk.

When the free market isn't a free market (Feb 2007)

We would be a good deal better off with a Big Ten supermarkets than with a Big Four.

Why the centralisers don't like history very much (Jan 2007)

The memory of William Stanley is being eradicated from Norwood, and it's all to do with centralisation.


title: books by David Boyle
Broke Voyages of Discovery Money Matters Blondel's Song Leaves World to Darkness The Little Money Book Funny Money The Tyranny of Numbers