[permaculture] INTERVIEW Investing in Local Economies with Michael Shuman – Author Local Dollars Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Wed Mar 28 09:15:13 EDT 2012
BEST interview I have heard on the tools and problems of Investing your
Investing in Local Economies
March 7th, 2012
On this week’s show, we discuss how to invest in local businesses and
build strong local economies while profiting at the same time. We also
examine the hurdles to larger scale investment in local businesses and
explore areas of reform.
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Michael Shuman – Author, Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your
Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.
Michael Shuman is director of research for Cutting Edge Capital,
http://cuttingedgecapital.com/ director of research and economic
development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
http://www.livingeconomies.org/, and a Fellow of the Post Carbon
Institute http://www.postcarbon.org/. He holds an AB with distinction in
economics and international relations from Stanford University and a JD
from Stanford Law School. He has led community-based
economic-development efforts across the country and has authored or
edited seven previous books, including The Small Mart Revolution: How
Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (2006), Going Local:
Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age (1998) and Local
Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main
Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.
In recent years, Michael has led community-based economic-development
efforts in St. Lawrence County (NY), Hudson Valley (NY), Katahdin Region
(ME), Martha’s Vineyard (MA), and Carbondale (CO), and served as a
senior editor for the recently published Encyclopedia of Community. He
has given an average of more than one invited talk per week for 25 years
throughout the United States and the world.
Local Dollars, Local Sense
How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real
by Michael H. Shuman
Local Dollars, Local Sense by Michael Shuman probes the future of
investing -- making the case for investors to put their money into
building local businesses and food and energy systems, and otherwise
creating healthy regional economies that meet the stresses of a
post-peak-oil world. The book tells readers how to find or develop
opportunities for investing locally, explains the obstacles, and
introduces readers to investors who have taken on the challenge and put
their theories about local investing into action.
"Local small businesses employ more people and respond to community
needs better than big corporations do—but nearly all our investment
dollars support Wall Street banks and huge companies. The path to local
investing has been strewn with obstacles. Michael Shuman clears a path
for us all, showing how local investing can help solve some of America's
biggest social, economic, environmental, and political problems. This is
a book many of us have been waiting for."
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