Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real World Experience for Transformative Change

University Press of Kentucky, 2016

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“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
& author, Big Box Swindle


Flaccavento's book is a gem.  There is nothing quite like it–an enlightening blend of high principle and practical example providing ground truth.  His is a story of how to bring the future into the present, in communities around the country."

-James Gustave Speth, author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy.


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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