• My Nominee for the Next Nobel Prize in Economics
    January 17, 2014   Blog Posts   No Comment

    This past November one of three Sveriges Riksbank Prizes in Economic Sciences went the Professor Robert Shiller of Yale.  After years of giving its award to various University of Chicago Neanderthals, the Nobel Prize Committee finally made an inspired choice, picking a scholar whose work has shown that the returns from mainstream stock markets have historically been significantly lower than what the hype-sters on Wall Street claim.  As the Committee Read more

  • Welcome to Loca-Topia
    January 14, 2014   Blog Posts   1 comment

    Thanks for dropping by.  Chances are you “surfed” here because you are interested in local economies.  And that’s the core of what you’ll find on this site: news, events, books, studies, legislation, people, conferences, and trends concerning local economies.  This is a place for anyone who believes in the power of local ownership, locally owned business, and self-reliant communities.  You’ll find compelling stories of investors, consumers, and businesspeople who are Read more