Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman is director of research and economic development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. 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 Competitions (2006) and Going Local (1998). His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, the Weekly Standard, Foreign Policy, Parade, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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