Hi my name is Grouch and I want to welcome you to my monthly review on the www.madeconomy.com website. I want to also give you a big Grouchy welcome to the mad economy the most bizarre idea us few remaining Scottish Highland wood-trolls have ever had. The idea of the mad economy came to me one night just after baby Grouch was born. I was sitting in my second lounge here at grouch-end lodge reading one of your human Sunday papers (I like to keep in touch with what humanity is up to) when I happened upon an article about someone taking their own life in a psychiatric unit As I read the article it occurred to me that I had read the very same thing a couple of weeks earlier. Over the next few weeks our community did a lot of research and we were astonished to find that one of the most common times for a person to commit suicide was either when in hospital or just after leaving hospital. We also discovered that amongst others who had killed themselves many had seen a worker in the final two weeks of their lives and that the workers had often noted that this was the best they had ever seen the person.
Following our research we called a Mewt, this is a gathering of all of our kinfolk the meeting place as always would be on the Isle of Lewis on the moor between Stornoway and Barvas at one of our most sacred sites where prince nnif of the wood-trolls and princess ei-Knarf of the rock-trolls had forged the twin crowns by combining the fruits of the land with the labour of the mines and a joining of the wood-trolls and the rock-trolls that would last for over 5000 years (A story I shall no doubt tell you over time)
At the Mewt we the last of the wood-trolls decided that once again we would involve ourselves in the fate of humanity that we would work with some humans to address the injustice that we had ourselves had seen during the brief reign in our land of Nor the tree-burner. It was at this Mewt that I grouch was commissioned with my soul mate Nerak daughter of Nerak the life giver who was also mother of my daughter ei-Knarf the 3rd were together to create a way to develop alongside humanity services that people really wanted. It was on this day we were chosen to create the mad economy as a new way to fund services owned by people not systems.
The mad economy will be a market place from which profits will go to create MH projects around the world. In the Mad economy we will have different areas there will be Mad News, Mad Blogs, Mad Info, Mad Talk, then in the market place Mad Buy, Mad sell, mad wants, mad ads, mad arts, mad crafts, mad books, mad music, mad jobs, mad services, mad love, mad accommodation, there will also be a section called fairly mad that will allow artists etc in developing countries to sell their wares at proper market rates a bit like fair trade for mental health. There will also be an area on mad education, mad training, mad consultancy and mad therapists. Remember one in four will receive a diagnosis and then the other three are family or friends making the mad economy potentially the largest market place in the world. Browse the website and see for yourself.