Community-Based Equity

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Declining enrolment. Low property values. “For lease” signs in shop windows. These are such common sights in rural parts, it’s a relief to hear about a place that is beating the macro-trends. When...
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Summary:Year by year, exclusive forms of ownership concentrate wealth in the hands of a few at the expense of the many. Year by year, the public debt load rises and private citizens suffer the...
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SummarySangudo, Alberta used to have many things in common with other rural towns: retiring shop owners, boarded-up shops, youth exodus, and resignation to its fate. Things are turning around in...
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Community investment is financing that targets the underserved (individuals, communities, and social enterprises) in order to develop opportunities and improve conditions. Who is involved in this...
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In Nova Scotia, co-operatives, government, and thousands of private citizens have become involved in the mobilization of community capital. The Nova Scotia Co-operative Council and its CEO, Dianne...
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Manitoba and Nova Scotia have each enacted equity tax credit programs for CED purposes. Yet Nova Scotia has made much more intensive use of this capital-mobilizing tool. Ten years after launching its...
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Richard Taub's book Doing Development in Arkansas describes the first, troubled decade of work by Southern Bancorp ("Southern") to revitalize a rural area after the example and instruction of...
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To harness a fraction of the $2 trillion currently managed by Canada's institutional investors, we need two things. We need more capital providers that invest in order to make a social contribution...
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What has labour-sponsored investment to offer an equity-starved community sector? Tom Croft and Sherman Kreiner explain how their organizations, the Heartland Labor Capital Network (Duquesne, IL) and...
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Debt, manufactured by banks without the backing of real assets and inflated over time through compound interest, redirects the wealth created in the productive economy to a non-productive financial...