Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age

By: Shuman, Michael

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Signed and inscribed by the author on dedication page. 3rd printing. ~Very Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. National drug chains squeeze local pharmacies out of business, while corporate downsizing ships jobs overseas. All across America, communities large and small are losing control of their economies to outside interests. Going Local shows how some cities and towns are fighting back. Refusing to be overcome by Wal-Marts and layoffs, they are taking over abandoned factories, switching to local produce and manufactured goods, and pushing banks to loan money to local citizens. Shuman details how dozens of communities are recapturing their own economies with these new strategies, investing not in outsiders but in locally owned businesses.


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National drug chains squeeze local pharmacies out of business, while corporate downsizing ships jobs overseas. All across America, communities large and small are losing control of their economies to outside interests. Going Local shows how some cities and towns are fighting back. Refusing to be overcome by Wal-Marts and layoffs, they are taking over abandoned factories, switching to local produce and manufactured goods, and pushing banks to loan money to local citizens. Shuman details how dozens of communities are recapturing their own economies with these new strategies, investing not in outsiders but in locally owned businesses.

Title: Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age

Author Name: Shuman, Michael

Categories: Urban Planning & Permaculture,

Publisher: Routledge: 2000-08-25

ISBN Number: 0415927684

ISBN Number 13: 9780415927680

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1011793