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.

BEST interview I have heard on the tools and problems of Investing your money Locally

Investing in Local Economies
March 7th, 2012
http://insideoutradio.com/2012/03/investing-in-local-economies/

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 Prosperity
http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/socially_responsible_business/

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."

LOCAL INVESTING Website
Slow Money www.slowmoney.org
Permaculture Credit Union www.pcuonline.org


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BEST interview I have heard on the tools and problems of Investing your
money Locally <br><br>
Investing in Local Economies<br>
March 7th, 2012<br><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://insideoutradio.com/2012/03/investing-in-local-economies/">http://insideoutradio.com/2012/03/investing-in-local-economies/</a><br><br>
On this week&rsquo;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.<br><br>
Download the full program Download MP3<br><br>
Michael Shuman &ndash; Author, Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your
Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.<br>
Michael Shuman is director of research for Cutting Edge Capital,
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://cuttingedgecapital.com/">http://cuttingedgecapital.com/</a>
director of research and economic
development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.livingeconomies.org/">http://www.livingeconomies.org/</a>,
and
a Fellow of the Post Carbon
Institute <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.postcarbon.org/">http://www.postcarbon.org/</a>. 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.<br><br>
In recent years, Michael has led community-based economic-development
efforts in St. Lawrence County (NY), Hudson Valley (NY), Katahdin
Region (ME), Martha&rsquo;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.<br><br><br><br>
Local Dollars, Local Sense<br><br>
How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve
Real Prosperity<br><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/socially_responsible_business/">http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/socially_responsible_business/</a><br><br>
by Michael H. Shuman<br>
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.<br><br>
"Local small businesses employ more people and respond to community
needs better than big corporations do&mdash;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."<br><br>
LOCAL INVESTING Website <br>
Slow Money <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.slowmoney.org">www.slowmoney.org</a><br>
Permaculture Credit Union <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.pcuonline.org">www.pcuonline.org</a><br><br><br>
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