2012/08/24 Minutes Economics Working Group

Economics’s Docs 2012/08/24 Minutes Economics Working Group

You are currently viewing a revision titled "2012/08/24 Minutes Economics Working Group", saved on August 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm by Economics Working Group
2012/08/24 Minutes Economics Working Group
Mike, Kevin, Tamo, Peter, Nelio, Schrapp, Chris F-D, Clive Apologies: Dave 1. EWG meeting 20th August 2012 – minutes approved 2. Olympic Audit – planning for GA's Carpenters' Estate 7 years of construction, no tickets; 350 / 700 apartment units empty – remainder being evicted. GA 2 weeks today at Olympic Village. 31st August 2012: NHS; banking system and economics; free at the point of delivery - 3% admin costs pre-Thatcher reforms; America 30%; post Thatcher reforms 12%; now 20%; sources? Increasing bureaucracy (from the way we live and reflected across contemporary activities?); fundamental is people; talk about real people; eg. consultant in Sheffield – budgetary constraints holding over end of month caesarian; talk about PFI; Education Tony Brockman – ex NUT in Haringey? Organise by email; Chris F-D to find someone to talk on NHS 3. Telling economic statistics? What for?; armoury of statistics to be on hand for when required; need to be collated and controlled by Dave (to be confirmed) 4. GIRO – Mandelson said £2bn needed to create GIRO bank – where does the number come from? 5. Tax Havens – noone for the planning meeting today; expecting to see Michelle re: spider. Chris F-D to forward to Mark (and Arun). Promoting the event to occupy and beyond; Please note, next Tax Haven Planning Meeting Friday 31st August 2012 at 4:30 by the Starbucks kiosk outside the east entrance to Liverpool St on Bishopsgate 6. Website – Chris F-D housing intro refined to reflect petition content; Clive to input policy and Vica LBOI; 7. Housing crisis – ownership is not an occupy ambition?; Dick Holborn architect – focus on housing policy (60s and 70s); ownership v rental; raise issue and provide options for debate; 8. LBOI two weeks to publication and ready for print subject to abbreviating text in places? 9. IFCT – no progress. Kevin referred to Baker Bill which included national financial crimes investigation unit to look at bank fraud 10. LA FoI requests - Mike is keeping track 11. Dan Syddall – may come down in Sept; Peter will chase Rob Blakemore: 12. Shout outs: IMF – Full Reserve Banking – Clive to circulate IMF papers; affordable housing proportion mandate is inhibiting development and so the removal of this constraint is being considered; Neoliberalism – David Harvey revolutionary geographer; Jacob Zuma seeking to pacify Lonmin miners – occupy yet to get Cameron to kneel in front of occupy; autonomous v public databases; Greens originated in Kahlsruhe now eclipsed by Pirate Party; liquid democracy software; UK Digital Economies Act 2010, SOPA etc – limits on internet freedom. Gender politics? Algorithms analysing all data including activist output; decision making by algorithm. Root out usury; Critical Political Economic Literacy project (outreach to be piloted in Oxford) – seeking to raise awareness and understanding of economic issues among the young and those disadvantaged by the current system 13. Putney Debates – Chris has established availability of Oasis and Mary's venues from28th Oct and 11th November; awaiting responses from other enquiries; the list of ideas for the debates exists (Sean's Agile output – needs updating; potential subjects: large scale sporting events always cost the tax payer; email subjects to Chris F-D by Sunday Putney debates meeting; lots of entertainment and diversity to attract people; 14. Next EWG Meeting Friday 31st August 2012 at 5pm by the Starbucks kiosk outside the east entrance to Liverpool St on Bishopsgate

Old New Date Created Author Actions
August 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm Economics Working Group
August 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm Economics Working Group
August 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm Economics Working Group
© 2012 Occupy London
Powered By DynamiX