Michael Shuman

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Michael Shuman is research director for Cutting Edge Capital in Oakland, economic-development director for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. An economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, Shuman has previously authored, coauthored, or edited seven books, including The Small-Mart Revolution (which won a bronze prize from the Independent Publishers Association for best business book of 2006) and Going Local (1998). He has led community-based economic-development and local-food initiatives across the country. He has given an average of more than one invited talk per week for twenty-five years throughout the world and has written nearly 100 published articles for publications such as the The New York Times , The Washington Post , The Nation , The Weekly Standard , Foreign Policy , Parade, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. He lives in Silver Springs, Maryland.