This week’s featured guest: Michael H. Shuman.
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 at Cutting Edge Capital and Post-Carbon Institute, and was a founding board
member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). He has
authored, coauthored, or edited eight books. His most recent book, published by Chelsea
Green, is Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to
Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. His previous book, The Small Mart Revolution:
How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006),
received as bronze prize from the Independent Publishers Association for best business
book of 2006. He regularly helps communities analyze economic “leakages” and
job-creation opportunities from expanded “LOIS” businesses (locally owned, import
substituting), particularly those linked to local food, energy, and finance. A prolific
speaker, Shuman has given an average of more than one invited talk per week, mostly
to local governments and universities, for the past 30 years. He has lectured in 47 U.S.
states and eight countries. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.
“It’s good to remind ourselves that many financial options exist.” [18:00]
–Michael H Shuman on Greenhorns Radio