FINANCIAL TIMES: Left behind: can anyone save the towns the economy forgot?

  • Diane Coyle

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The story of Blackpool is a story about the failure of national policies to support places on the edge. But it is also a story about how — in the face of necessity — people are trying new ideas to turn things around. “It’s fundamentally a hard problem, but that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done,” says Diane Coyle, an economics professor at Manchester University. “The idea it’s all God-given and can’t be changed is, I think, completely wrong.”

Period16 Nov 2017

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  • TitleLeft behind: can anyone save the towns the economy forgot?
    Media name/outletFinancial Times
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date16/11/17
    DescriptionThe story of Blackpool is a story about the failure of national policies to support places on the edge. But it is also a story about how — in the face of necessity — people are trying new ideas to turn things around. “It’s fundamentally a hard problem, but that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done,” says Diane Coyle, an economics professor at Manchester University. “The idea it’s all God-given and can’t be changed is, I think, completely wrong.”
    URLhttps://www.ft.com/content/b6dbf34e-c987-11e7-aa33-c63fdc9b8c6c?FTCamp=engage/CAPI/webapp/Channel_Moreover//B2B&
    PersonsDiane Coyle

Keywords

  • economics
  • policy
  • regeneration
  • social problems
  • Blackpool