On Tuesday an American named Arnie Graf visited Exeter to meet with various members of the community to discuss how to organise in the community. It should be said at this point that Arnie Graf is a director of IAF, over here consulting Ed Miliband and the Labour Party on this topic.
The economics of community organising is about trust lending and actual economics. However, this post will be discussing the underlying themes of community organising which is more easily described in an economic framework.
There are three sectors in the economy and society: Private, Public, and Voluntary. The three sectors do not interact much, but when the do there is usually information asymmetries. For progress to be made on an issue there needs to be a symmetrical flow of information between the parties concerned and co-operation in order for the issue to be resolved. Of course these are…
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