- From MW150126 - The Political Imperative.pdf: Social economies ( community sector): aim to serve their members/community, instead of just profit; not private or public; democratic and participatory for users and workers; priority to people and employment rather than Capital in the distribution of revenue and surplus; based on principals of participation, empowering | enabling, individual and collective responsibility.
- From Shared Space Chapter 2 - Organizing for complexity: Because of competitive global conditions (including externalization), governments mainly rely on property tax for revenue, which contributes to a governance gap between local challenges and their problem-solving capacity.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 3 - Lamb "Towards an Economic Theory of Community Economic Development": The net fiscal impact, designed for government and politicians, is calculated by taking the difference between additional tax revenues and net changes in government expenditures. Local governments can justify subsidization up to the level of of a positive fiscal impact. Multipliers result in increased benefits, due to lower production costs, compared to units subdidized in isolation. An issue is that fiscal benefits are spread among government, but the government benefiting the most may not be able to provide subsidization.