Have you ever thought something might not be quite right with the economy?
How many of you, even before the last few years, felt that our economy lacked resilience?You know, some sort of instinct that then and now, especially now the economic system on which we all depend seems so poorly equipped to deal with shocks such as sudden rises in oil price, or energy shortages.
In fact economic growth, as it is widely understood, is linked both indirectly and directly to an increase in energy use, and it always has been.
Transition challenges the idea that we need to get back to economic growth, in conventional terms. Transition proposes new ways to regenerate the economy by making things much more local again and really cutting down on how much our businesses and services depend on fossil fuels. This could be hugely economically advantageous to our local communities, with significant potential for more local skills and employment.