Great NPR story on the Neighbourhood sharing site Neighbourgoods.com. Need a mower, borrow or rent from someone right nearby. Simple and sweet.
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Summary: Not even 1 percent of Americans’ long-term savings are invested locally, largely because it’s just not possible under the current system. But what would our towns look like if a larger fraction of this $30 trillion were in local economies? Local businesses account for half of the jobs and economic output in the U.S., so the effect could be important. During Orion’s latest live web event, Michael Shuman, author of the new book Local Dollars, Local Sense, discussed innovative ways that citizens can improve their local economies while growing their own bank accounts.
In this Anthropology Dept Seminar (11 February 2011), Professor Deborah James (London School of Economics) discusses the personal economies of wealth, aspiration and indebtedness in South Africa