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Paul Swann
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • United Kingdom
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Disability Wales
Background to your work
I believe "Another world is possible" and have a special interest in the role of financial & monetary reform in creating a new economy and a fair society.

As Independent Living Policy Officer with Disability Wales I'm currently co-producing a Framework for Action on Independent Living with the Welsh Government.

As a Council member of the Wales Alliance for Citizen Directed Support I'm also working with the Welsh Government to develop a Welsh model of personalisation in social services based on co-production principles.

Paul Swann's Blog

Rethinking Economics: a Conversation on Real Wealth and Developing a Caring Economy

18 June 2012 at 4pm for 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Bangor Management Centre
North Wales
"The real wealth of our world consists of the real contributions of people and of nature. We therefore need what we have never  had: economic systems that give visibility and real value to the most important human work: the work of caring for people,  starting in early childhood,…

Posted on May 19, 2012 at 20:00

Co-production & New Economics

Edgar Cahn establishes the link between co-production and new economics in this quote from Riane Eisler's seminal book 'The Real Wealth of Nations':

"Co-production gives real value to caring and caregiving, redefining productive work beyond that which is recognised in the market."

Riane Eisler expands on this throughout her book and proposes a realistic alternative to capitalism and socialism:



Posted on March 4, 2012 at 9:15

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At 20:36 on May 21, 2012, Ruth Dineen said…

Great - please keep me posted.


At 17:25 on May 21, 2012, Ruth Dineen said…

Hi Paul

The Rethinking economics conversation sounds inspiring. I can't make the actual event but would love to know more...Will any papers or videos come out of it?



At 11:17 on February 6, 2012, Ruth Dineen said…

It's a deal! You bring the matches!

At 11:03 on February 6, 2012, Ruth Dineen said…

Hi Paul

When you have a moment, please join the Wales Group (under 'Networking') and we can start the revolution!



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