Conclusion: Our Economy
The Whose Economy? seminar series was held in Scotland in 2010 – 2011, with the purpose of providing a space for researchers, representative organisations, policy-makers and people with experience of poverty to come together and explore the causes of poverty and inequality in today’s Scotland. The outcomes of the seminars are summarised in this paper. Participants deemed it possible to overcome poverty in Scotland and the UK, through allocating the countries’ resources in a more effective and sustainable way; placing higher expectations on businesses to deliver social sustainability; defending and delivering social protection as a collective good and not a financial drain; resorting to collective ownership; and pursue a different measure of prosperity not limited by economic growth.