Local Dollars, Local Sense: Live Web Event with Michael Shuman, March 22

UPDATE: listen to the audio recording of this event.

Not even 1 percent of Americans’ long-term savings are invested locally, largely because it’s not possible under the current system. But what would our towns look like if a larger fraction of this $30 trillion was invested at home?

Orion has published numerous articles over the years exploring how healthy local economies might work, and Michael Shuman’s new book, Local Dollars, Local Sense, adds importantly to the topic. In it, he details how local investing can be done, using a variety of approaches from cooperatives to local exchanges.

Learn about options for shifting your money from Wall Street to Main Street during our next live web event, March 22nd at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific. Shuman will discuss the rules that preclude 99 percent of Americans from investing locally, illustrate the alternatives, and answer listener questions. It’s free to join, will be moderated by Orion staff, and open to all readers and friends. Register here.

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