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5 Kickstarter Projects to Support Today
Oct 3 2011 - 7:00am
Leaders, artists and creative entrepreneurs have plugged into Kickstarter, a relatively new funding platform that utilizes a new form of patronage sometimes called crowd funding. With an all or...
Buffalo Makes Way for Rust Belt Localism
Sep 29 2011 - 7:00am
At the turn of the twentieth century Buffalo, New York was one of the largest cities in the country and one of the strongest industrial metros in the world. But by the century’s end the...
No Impact Week With YES!: September 2011
Sep 26 2011 - 7:00am
Did you participate in No Impact Week? It's an experimental carbon cleanse that challenges you to live a radically greener and more connected lifestyle—for just one week. People from across...
Equal Energy For All: Can We Democratize the Grid?
Sep 22 2011 - 7:00am
Energy Equality! Great article on how democratizing the electric grid would ensure widespread economic benefits and ownership of electricity generation. Read more for a new e-book on the topic from...
Crowdfunding gets traction in D.C.
Sep 20 2011 - 7:00am
Crowdfunding gains serious attention on the national stage! Will "a surge of grassroots entrepreneurship, innovation, local investing, and economic vitality" follow suit?
Van Jones on the Sharing Economy
Sep 19 2011 - 7:00am
Great takeaway from SOCAP11: In Van Jones' vision of the "American Dream 2.0", "the shareable economy" is a "platform for disruptive innovation." Has the sharing...
Small-business leader: Arizona needs law giving state contract preference to local firms
Sep 16 2011 - 7:00am
BALLE Fellow changing the rules in Arizona! Kimber Lanning says the Arizona state government should establish a preference for local firms when soliciting bids.
BALLE Networks Present at Satellite Hello Etsy Conference Events
Sep 15 2011 - 7:00am
In addition to BALLE co-founder Judy Wicks speaking at the main Hello Etsy conference in Berlin, this Saturday, September 17, local BALLE networks are hosting local living economy sessions at...
Securing a food future in cities: a case study in repurposing military bases
Sep 14 2011 - 7:00am
The APC Farm is an example of the public benefit communities can reap from former military lands, one that addresses multiple levels of the urban food system, including food security and food deserts...
BALLE Announces a North American Collaborative Holiday Campaign!
Sep 12 2011 - 7:00am
We are excited to announce a collaboration between BALLE, AMIBA, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), the networks of the New England Local Business Forum (NELBF), Oakland Grown, and the...
What is the American Dream?: Dueling dualities in the American tradition
Sep 9 2011 - 7:00am
Throughout our history, there have been alternative, competing visions of the "good life" in America. The story of how these competing visions played out in our history is prologue to an...
Creating Jobs by Revitalizing Local Manufacturing
Sep 8 2011 - 7:00am
In a time of layoffs and outsourcing, something surprising is happening in San Francisco and New York: manufacturing jobs are on the rise. Just a hundred years ago, these cities were industrial...
An Economy Turned Upside Down
Sep 5 2011 - 7:00am
While mainstream America is hoping for federal economic reform, some social justice organizations have a radically different idea, and are organizing low-income communities to build a new economy...
North Dakota's Economic “Miracle”—It's Not Oil
Sep 2 2011 - 7:00am
North Dakota has had the nation's lowest unemployment ever since the economy tanked. What's its secret? In an article in The New York Times on August 19th titled “The North Dakota...
The Competitiveness of Local Living Economies
Sep 1 2011 - 7:00am
The Post Carbon Reader
"The only thing standing in the way of localization is policy-makers committed to propping up noncompetitive global corporations." Read Michael Shuman's The Competitiveness of Local...
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