Michael Shuman

Michael H. Shuman is an attorney, economist, and author of nine books, including, The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing “Pollinator” Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity.

ARTICLES IN SHELTERFORCE since jan 08

  • Why Your Community Should Kick the Subsidy Habit

    Corporate incentives won’t help communities thrive, even distressed ones. But nurturing local businesses will save municipalities money and promote the growth of income, wealth, and jobs.

  • The $15 Trillion Shift

    “Investor apartheid” securities rules are keeping investment artificially blocked from the businesses with the most positive impact on communities— small, local ones.

  • After the Election

    America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy, by Gar Alperovitz. 2nd edition, Democracy Collaborative, 2011, 372 pp. $11.53 (paper).