Talk:New Economics Foundation
editing the article
i knew nothing of the NEF prior to this morning, and I have read none of their reports. All editing changes were done off of straight data scrapes, irrespective of content. Hugh Manatee 16:54, 28 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Sources of funding
I have a definite problem with the original funding sources section, as a citation listed in the article offered illuimination. The Institute for Philanthropy's Philanthropy Atlas monogram of The "New Economics Foundation Hugh Manatee 16:54, 28 Jun 2005 (EDT)
- It is true that there is no funding information on the website. I think it's reasonable to state that. BTW, who are the institute for philanthropy? I've never heard of them either. Mememe 14:58, 1 Jul 2005 (EDT)
I found www.csreurope.org/links/page3509, but note this is in the links section. This is a pretty thin relationship citation.
- Agree. I think there was some other reason I added it, but perhaps I was just a bit over-enthusiastic. Mememe 14:58, 1 Jul 2005 (EDT)
cheers --Hugh Manatee 16:54, 28 Jun 2005 (EDT)
I have relocated the following from the article, no proper citation offered: Artificial Intelligence 28 Jun 2005 (EDT)
- NEF "aims to construct a new economy centered on people and the environment".
I think this should go back in. It's a clear and simple summary of what they're about. Mememe 14:58, 1 Jul 2005 (EDT)
- Some of their recent reports have been about "ghost town Britain" and "clone town Britain", referring to a lack of shops or homogeneity in shops in town centers. They have been criticised by strategic advisers to retailers, Fripp Sandeman and Partners who understandably attacked their report.
The program can be heard here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/items/02/2005_26_mon.shtml This will be withdrawn in a week or two, and a transcript may not be posted. I urge you to verify that what I wrote is true so this can be reinstated. Thanks. Regardless, they have written the report I mention. Mememe 14:58, 1 Jul 2005 (EDT) In particular, the following quote (this is not quite verbatim) was ridiculed: The reason that so much goes unremarked is because the global corpocrats who make decisions about where we can shop, what we can buy, and what we can read, watch and listen to, are themselves trapped in horribly cloned lifestyles. They meet in identical glass-walled rooms in corporate headquarters and travel in first and business class on international flights. They read the same international newspapers, watch the same global TV channels and stay in identical hotel suites. Mememe 15:31, 1 Jul 2005 (EDT)