Jock Coats

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation IT software technician
Location Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Introduction Jock is based in Oxford, UK, where he has been settled now for more than a decade. By day he works supporting computer facilities for administrators at Oxford Brookes University, by night, to pay the rent, he looks after a hall of residence of 550 mostly first year students. In what's left of his life he is promoting an innovative mechanism for providing affordable housing and other property assets called Community Land Trusts, and has been a Liberal Democrat city councillor on Oxford City Council. He probably thinks too much.
Interests politics, liberal democrat, economics, radical, land value tax, affordable housing, open capital, community land trusts, Oxford, co-operatives, ethical consumerism, environmental sustainability, community sustainability, social capital, localism, fair votes, liberalism, geo-libertarianism, international development, Oxford Brookes University, Headington, Headington Quarry, Risinghurst
Favorite Movies Billy Elliott, Meet Joe Black, Human Traffic, Hunt For Red Oktober
Favorite Books Grip of Death: a study of modern money debt slavery and destructive economics, An Intelligent Person's Guide to Liberalism, Poverty and Progess, Bowling Alone, The Future of Money, Bowling Alone

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