First AccelerateUS Journal seeking contributors!

Hi. I’m looking for your help.   Next month I will be launching a new quarterly digital publication called The Accelerate Us Journal.  The Journal will be a thematic collection of content around a specific emerging issue in our local economies and communities.  My hope is to bring together a lot of very different stories that allow …

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The first AccelerateUs Salon will be held on May 5 at 7 PM, with a virtual happy hour to follow!

After doing the AccelerateUs: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Local Economy Revolution series on video and podcast last year, I wanted to see what kinds of new insights happen when these amazing creators and doers talk together - and with you.  For our first Salon, titled “You Ain’t Doing it Alone,” we'll be talking about new ways to make …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: White (elite) saviors fail most of the time

cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com. I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Cultivate native economic species

Cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Human communities are human ecosystems. 

Cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: It’s not about buildings or spaces or economics. It’s about people.

Cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com. I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Fusion Economy vs. Industrial economy

**Cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this winter. …

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Excerpt: That Which Makes you Unique Makes You Valuable

This selection comes from an early chapter of The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  If you like it, you will probably like the whole book. You can learn more and order it in the format of your choice (print, digital, Kindle) right here.   That which makes you unique makes you …

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Story Time: Help share The Local Economy Revolution at SXSW 2016

The international tech mega-conference South By Southwest Interactive has been showing more and more interest in remaking local government in recent years.  But even though conference organizers pretty clearly want to talk about it, they seem to get only a few submissions for panels or presentations on those topics. As you might guess if you've …

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Yeah, that pesky tax cut impact data: the long term view from Brookings

The Brookings Institution delivered another blow to the received wisdom that tax cuts generate economic benefits the other day, with this post examining the long term impacts of the federal deals that set the ground work for similar programs nationwide.  Here's a selection: But the record is clear that tax cuts have not boosted growth.  …

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