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Local Revival: Building a Decentralized Economy

| Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 14, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/local-revival-building-decentralized-economy/

Local farms, independent retailers, and community banks are all experiencing newfound public support and growing in number. While these trends are encouraging, local businesses still account for only a small share of the economy. In this 15-minute talk, delivered at the ISEC’s Economics of Happiness conference in May 2012, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell presents a compelling case for moving local enterprises from the economy’s margins to its mainstream.

Stacy Mitchell – Local Revival from The Economics of Happiness on Vimeo.

Stacy Mitchell is a senior researcher for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and the author of Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers. This is her plenary talk at ISEC’s Economics of Happiness Conference 2012, held in Berkeley, California. For more information about Stacy Mitchell, go to www.ilsr.org/stacy-mitchell/ To learn more about the Economics of Happiness Conference or about ISEC’s work, go to www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org.

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About Stacy Mitchell

Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.  She is the author of Big-Box Swindle and also produces a popular monthly newsletter, the Hometown Advantage Bulletin.  Connect with her on twitter and catch her TEDx Talk: Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy. More

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