Category Archives: economy

Social Critic & Team Human author Douglas Rushkoff on Taking Back the Economy

Douglas Rushkoff has been critiquing technology and social trends for more than two decades. His 17th(!) book, Team Human, weaves together the threads of much of his earlier work and asks us to rediscover our humanity in this age of technological and economic dislocation. Rushkoff will kick of ComCap19 in Detroit on June 11. We […]

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Ten “Shocking Truths” About Small Business from Michael Shuman

The following compilation of shocking truths was presented by economist, author, attorney, entrepreneur and ComCap16 keynote speaker, Michael Shuman, during his session, Small Business is Not a “Day“, and is shared in no particular order, because they’re...

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Crashing and Burning: The Stock Market, Money, and You

When yields on the 10-year Treasury note fall below 2%, you know the final vestige of a “safe” investment on Wall Street has fallen. Is the shit hitting the fan and should you pay attention? We...

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The Research is Clear: Local Business is Good for What Ails The Economy

Here at Locavesting, we always perk up when we see the Hometown Advantage Bulletin land in our mailbox. Put together by Stacy Mitchell & team at the Institute for Local Self Reliance, the newsletter is always full of insightful articles and research on local economy issues. In fact, for 40 years, ILSR has been at […]