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Since 2004, we have accumulated and curated an archive of over 12,000 news articles, comment pieces, academic research and newspaper editorials which relate to social enterprise in Scotland and further afield.

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Bulletin Articles
30th January 2019

At Davos, a reckoning for capitalism as practiced

AXIOS, by Steve LeVine 26.01.19 DAVOS, Switzerland — If a single theme ran through this week, it was acceptance that the capitalist system, of which the attending elites are the masters, …
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Bulletin Articles
30th January 2019

Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist

Open Democracy: Transformation, by Kate RaWorth 05.04.17 No one can deny it: economics matters. Its theories are the mother tongue of public policy, the rationale for multi-billion-dollar i…
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Bulletin Articles
30th January 2019

Tax avoidance and the dignity of jobs. Rutger Bregman and Winnie…

NowThis (Politics) 30.01.19 This short video from the Now This website see Dutch Historian, Rutger Bregman and Oxfam’s Winnie Byanyima talk about tax avoidance and the importance of jobs that …
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Bulletin Articles
29th January 2019

Isle of Arran is Scotland’s first plastic-free community

The Herald Scotland, by Elle Duffy 26.01.19 The Isle of Arran has become the first community in Scotland to achieve Surfers Against Sewage's Plastic Free Communities status. The accrediat…
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25th January 2019

Emergency funding to tackle food insecurity

Scottish Government22.01.19 An additional £500,000 will be awarded to the charity FareShare to step up redistribution of surplus food for people struggling to afford to eat. The fundi…
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Senscot Bulletin
25th January 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 25.01.19

I googled the term ‘vicarious trauma’ – I think it means suffering from the suffering of others – ‘the cost of caring’; predictably it’s an occupational hazard for our 999 first responde…
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Bulletin Articles
24th January 2019

Think another general election is unlikely? Think again

The Guardian, by Owen Jones23.01.19 Could a general election be looming? It might seem unlikely. Last time Theresa May dissolved parliament, she had a 24-point lead and higher personal ratings…
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Bulletin Articles
24th January 2019

Mary Oliver, 83, Prize-Winning Poet of the Natural World, Is Dead

The New York Times, by Margalit Fox17.01.19 Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work, with its plain language and minute attention to the natural world, drew a wide following while div…
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Bulletin Articles
24th January 2019

Hundreds apply for new life on this remote Scottish island

The Scotsman, by Ian Marland21.01.19 More than 350 people have expressed an interest in moving to a remote Scottish island. Ulva, on the Scottish west coast, was the subject of a community buyout l…
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Bulletin Articles
24th January 2019

Lauren Wade: How tragic toddler left to starve to death by parent…

The Herald, by Stephen Naysmith19.01.19 When she was discovered, barely alive, on March 20th 2015, tiny Lauren Wade was infested with thousands of headlice, pale, thin and horrifically underfed. …
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Bulletin Articles
24th January 2019

The new elite’s phoney crusade to save the world – without ch…

The Guardian Long Read, by Anand Giridharas22.01.19 A successful society is a progress machine. It takes in the raw material of innovations and produces broad human advancement. America’s machine…
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Senscot News
23rd January 2019

Pockets and Prospects

The Pockets and Prospects Project is funded by the Scottish Government via Scottish Community Alliance’s Community Capacity and Resilience Fund. Read the full report here. The Scottish Go…