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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

MICHAEL SHUMAN Speech + Interview
On September 14, 2006 Michael Shuman gave a presentation in Portland, Ore. sponsored by the Sustainable Business Network of Portland and the Northwest Earth Institute. Michael Shuman, an attorney and economist, is vice president for enterprise development for the Training & Development Corporation (TDC). He has written, co-written, or edited six books, including Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age, and, most recently, The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition. He is currently on the Board of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies also known as (BALLE).
Following his presentation, I had the privilige of speaking with Mr. Shuman on September 26, 2006 - stay tuned after the speech to hear that interview - Or you can download it separately below.

Michael Shuman's speech drew contrasts between what he suggests are the two main archetypes of modern capitalist thought. To these he gives the acronyms TINA and LOIS. TINA, representing the view put forth by Thatcher is simply, There Is No Alternative to a global economy - TINA has two basic mantras that economic developers follow he says, "get Toyota to locate in the backyard, and export your goods as far and wide as possible." LOIS is the view represented by the late Jane Jacobs, and it stands for Locally-Owned and Import-Substituting development. The import substituting is another way to say "it makes sense to be as self-reliant as possible."

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