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“Anthony Flaccavento brings a completely unique perspective to economics, which is to say that he is both entertaining and factual. Economists generally aren't concerned with either.”


- Kimber Lanning, founder and director of Local First Arizona


 “Flaccavento deftly weaves a big-picture vision for building a better economy – one that truly serves our needs and long-term well-being – with down-to-earth stories and practical tips for how to set these changes in motion within your own household and community.”
 

 - Stacy Mitchell, Co-director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and author, Big Box Swindle

 

"There’s so much inspiring material packed into these pages, I challenge anyone to read it and NOT want to buy from, invest in, or even start a local business in food, energy, or finance. This book will change readers’ lives." 
 

- Michael H. Shuman, author of The Local Economy Solution

Speaking to students and community members, Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AK.

Speaking to students and community members, Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AK.

 

Recent Bottom Up Economy Speaking Engagements
 

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Current research shows us that Amazon is much more than a big retailer; it's an economic monopolizer that undermines jobs and weakens communities.  In the interest of resilient, prosperous local economies, please instead consider ordering the book from your local bookseller. You can also order direct from publisher, University Press of Kentucky, or from IndieBound.

For more information on Amazon's stronghold and how to resist, visit the Institute for Local Self Reliance.