Timorous: adj, 1) shy, not bold 2) easily frightened.
Economics: n, social science concerned with the production and consumption of goods and services.
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In this new take on the Scottish economy, experts Trebeck, Boyd and Kerevan address how our economy can serve us, as opposed to the people serving the economy. They believe that current economic policies are not aligned with what we as people need in these times of rampant inequality and inequitable distribution, advocating an increased focus on the quality of Scotland's economy. Using Scotland as an example for the economic workings of any country, Tackling Timorous Economics shows a better way of how economics could work for us.
Stephen Boyd has led on economic and industrial policy for the STUC since 2003. A regular media commentator, he sits on a number of Government task groups and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Strathclyde University. George Kerevan is the SNP MP for East Lothian and a member of the UK Parliament's Treasury Select Committee. An economist by training, he taught economics at Napier University in Edinburgh before serving nine years as Associate Editor of The Scotsman newspaper, where he was chief leader writer. He is also a documentary film maker and was executive producer of `The Fog of Strenrenica', which won the prestigious Special Jury award at the 2015 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival. Katherine Trebeck is Senior Researcher for Oxfam GB. She has a PHD in political science from the ANU, is Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. When working for Oxfam Scotland, Katherine developed the Humankind Index, a measure of prosperity constructed through community consultation.
Introduction: Our Economic System is broken. We need a new one. Katherine Trebeck Towards a `for everyone economy'? Katherine Trebeck Do we really want a more equal Scotland? Stephen Boyd No Timorous Beasties Here! George Kerevan