Michael Shuman talks about his book Local Money, Local Sense. Recorded at the Boulder Bookstore on February 22, 2012.
For nearly a century local investing has been essentially illegal, and Wall Street has monopolized all the investment options for the average investor. Thanks to the JOBS Act that President Barack Obama recently signed into law, local investing in job-creating small businesses is now legal.
PCI Local Economies Fellow Michael Shuman joins PCI Economy & Preparedness Fellow Chris Martenson to discuss how you can prepare yourself, your family and your community to weather turbulent economic times. This is a recording of video chat recorded April 3, 2012.
Not even 1 percent of Americans’ long-term savings are invested locally, largely because it’s just not possible under the current system. But what would our towns look like if a larger fraction of this $30 trillion were in local economies?
Drawing from his new book, “Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street,” Michael Shuman will explain a dozen, low-cost strategies local businesses are using to secure new capital from the general public.
Post Carbon Fellow Michael Shuman joins KRUU’s Writer’s Voices show to talk about his latest book Local Dollars, Local Sense.
Even though these are tough times for tens of millions of Americans, there’s reason for hope. That’s the message of my new book from Chelsea Green, Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity, which showcases dozens of ways individuals, businesses and communities are reinvesting their money locally and creating new jobs. To give you a little taste of what’s in the book, let me share my Top 10 Reasons for Optimism.
The mainstream’s view about small business is nicely encapsulated in the 1960s cult classic, “Bambi Meets Godzilla.” In 90 mesmerizing seconds Tokyo’s all-star quickly dispatches the cute Disney character with a single, pulverizing stomp.
Stephanie Mills returns with another of her colleagues from the Post Carbon Institute, Michael Shuman. Shuman is author of a number of books on developing local economies, including The Small-Mart Revolution and Going Local, and the forthcoming book Local Dollars Local Sense.
Michael Shuman speaks at the National Trust Main Street Center Green Summit (Feb 2011) about BALLE collaboration.
In this talk, Post Carbon Fellow Michael Shuman presents the idea of a stimulus package in local stock exchange.