An European Policy Brief of the European Commission of the project: FINANCIALISATION ECONOMY SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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What is the fundamental goal of this proposal?
The most fundamental idea underlying this proposal is to insulate local human subsistence and livelihood from the vicissitudes of national and international economic cycles and financial speculation, and to provide tangible and attractive incentives for people to live and consume more sustainably. It would provide authorities with a means to employ social security expenditures to channel consumption in sustainable directions and encourage economic diversity and community resilience at the local level.