Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change (Culture of the Land)

Author: Bill McKibben Anthony Flaccavento
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Category: Politics & Government, Political Structure & Processes, Central Government Policies, Economic Theory & Philosophy, Economic Theory & Philosophy, Economic Growth, Economic Growth, Development Economics, Development Economics, Political Economy, Political Economy
Book Format: Paperback

The global economy has witnessed important changes in recent years. In the United States, enterprising communities have transitioned from tobacco farming to growing organic produce, from extractive fishing to vertical farming, from nonrenewable energy consumption to the implementation of solar cooperatives-and have transformed from impoverished neighborhoods into green development zones. Yet these promising achievements remain a small part of the total economy and are largely ignored by policy makers, pundits, and economists.

In Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real World Experience for Transformative Change, Anthony Flaccavento introduces readers to the innovators who are creating thriving, locally based economies and provides a road map for others who are interested in doing the same. He demonstrates that, despite the success of local initiatives like farmers' markets and clean energy cooperatives, true and lasting change of this type stalls without the appropriate discussion and implementation of public policies that define their lasting impact. He shows how active citizens can spur essential changes, generate community capital, increase civic dialogue, and foster sustainability efforts.

Flaccavento skillfully combines economic analysis and public policy recommendations with practical solutions. His call to collective action will appeal to scholars, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community activists, environmentalists, and all citizens passionate about the health of their communities.

About Anthony Flaccavento
Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a founder of, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, and the author of more than a dozen books.


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Artist / Author Bill McKibben Anthony Flaccavento
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