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February 2022

Scottish Climate Assembly – Ministers Q and A

By |2022-02-12T20:43:50+00:00February 12th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

In 2021 a Scottish Citizens Assembly was convened to consider climate change and the journey to net zero.   Work took place remotely over 7 weekends.  You can see all evidence sessions and the plenary discussions on the website https://climateassembly.scot A report with recommendations was presented to the Scottish Government, who gave a written response, both [...]

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Getting Rid of Scotland’s Nuclear Weapons

By |2022-02-04T18:43:48+00:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

On the first anniversary of the TPNW  we ask  Scottish CND how we will rid Scotland of Trident. All the British nuclear weapons are in Scotland at Faslane Naval Base just 30 miles from Glasgow.  By renewing and increasing the number of weapons on the Clyde, the Westminster administration is breaking international law.  In this [...]

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Introducing ….two new shows coming soon!

By |2022-02-02T21:53:58+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Independence Live Media is proud to announce two new shows which premiere this month, hosted by Marlene Halliday and Fiona McGregor, which will be broadcast as videos on Independence Live's Youtube channel and there will also be a special podcast version. The Indy Jigsaw Show will be a monthly magazine style daytime show with guest [...]

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Scotonomics Episode 18: SMALL NATION SERIES: Catalonia

By |2022-02-01T21:44:06+00:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Catalonia is the powerhouse of the Spanish economy. In this episode, we will find out what makes the Catalan economy so strong and how it compares overall to the Spanish economy. We will also discuss the economic argument that underpins the desire for many Catalans for independence. Is Catalonia too wee, too poor and too [...]

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January 2022

Indy Jigsaw Bits and Pieces Podcast – Jan 22

By |2022-01-26T22:54:03+00:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Welcome to the January 22 round up bits and pieces that have caught our attention this month! Including: Lesley Riddoch - A good place to start AC Grayling - Scotland in the EU Mike Russell - What will the border look like Leah Gunn Barratt - A currency factsheet Mark Drakeford - Covid Press conference [...]

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SCOTONOMICS – ECONOMICS BOOK REVIEW 2021

By |2022-01-20T15:33:40+00:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Kairin and William list and discuss their favourite economics books. Five books released in 2021 and five other books they have read in 2021! 1. The Divide by Jason Hickle 2. Less Is More by Jason Hickle 3. Free Lunch Thinking by Tom Bergin 4. Rentier Capitalism Who Owns the Economy, and Who Pays for It? [...]

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Building the Scottish State Show – with special guest Alf Baird (S1.EP18)

By |2022-01-17T16:13:58+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Building the Scottish State Show: Series 1 - Episode 18 - Prof Alf Baird On this week's show, Dr Mark McNaught is joined by Prof Alf BairdAlf Baird was, prior to his retirement in 2016, Professor of Maritime Business and Director of the Maritime Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University. He has a PhD in [...]

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SCOTONOMICS Ep.17. Unleashing the power of a local currency

By |2022-01-13T14:23:58+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

William and Kairin are joined by Diana Finch from the Bristol Pound to discuss how a local currency can empower a local community.  00:20 Overview of a local currency01:50 We may all have used something like 'LETS'02:20 Bristol Pound02:50 Leakage from local communities in the "normal" way of spending money03:35 The Transition Town movement04:00 Was [...]

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SCOTONOMICS Ep.16. What does a ”just transition” look like for the Scottish economy

By |2022-01-06T14:14:02+00:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

William and Kairin are joined by Dr Craig Dazell to discuss the meaning and the practicality of a just transition for the Scottish economy from a fossil-fueled economy to a green economy. Just Transition Commission Secretariat, PO Box 24152, Edinburgh, EH7 9FW JustTransitionCommission@gov.scot  

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TNT The nation talks with Professor AC Grayling

By |2022-01-03T21:43:40+00:00January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

While away a dark January day with this very interesting interview from October 2021 with Professor AC Grayling, chatting to host John Drummond about Brexit, Scottish Independence and more. https://www.acgrayling.com

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