Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and director of community portals for Mission Markets in New York City. He’s also a fellow of three organizations: Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Cutting Edge Capital, and Post-Carbon Institute. He has authored, coauthored, or edited eight books. His most recent book, just published by Chelsea Green, is “Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.”

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MH: Michael Shuman GA: Gar Alperovitz On Economic Development MS: Economic development currently counsels communities across the planet to attract and retain global business. Implicitly this assumes that local business is irrelevant. My belief is that prosperity flows from three alternative principles of economic development that prioritize …

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James Gustave (“Gus”) Speth’s manifesto, America the Possible, is a lucid summary of the progressive view of what ails the United States and how to fix it. At a time when forgettable blueprints for social change appear almost daily, this one stands out for being remarkably fresh, readable, and incisive. In his opening chapters, Speth […]

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