Chronicling the Bottom Up
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Bottom Up, Local Economics with Anthony Flaccavento


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Anthony Flaccavento is the author of a brilliant book. I just love this book "Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up". He's been an organic farmer for twenty-some years. He's ran for congress as the Democratic candidate in Virginia. He's got a website and,

His Youtube channel is Take 5 With Tony

You say, "We really can't choose between better local realities and dramatic changes in the larger economic and political system."

For as long as I live, I will not let this suffering be normal. It's important to realize what we have, why we have it and how privileged we are. And from that place, start caring and get a lot done. Kayla Jean Mueller--died volunteering in Syria.

Tell us a story that characterizes your book's message.

Brendan Smith; Vertical ocean farming

Triple Bottom Line economics


-bottom up and top down

-bottom up living economy

And you say that a there's a new story emerging, which replaces the consumerist story. Tell us about that.

what's wrong with trickle down economics

You have a vision of "what should emerge in the place of our falling systems, as well as serious political strategies for how to achieve those goals."


Practical steps that can be taken individually and expanding out to the broader national arena

Six essential transitions

1-Renewing Households and communities

livelihoods--vs jobs, self reliance, productive self resilience

fighting Walmart

2-Unleashing local, living economies

characteristics of Bottom up economies:



Grow out of community needs more than individual wants

Culture of innovation rooted in place with strong local support

Full cost accounting that includes externalities

Leveling the playing field policy changes;

Eliminate subsidies for large, not local companies (require equal funding subsidizing small, local companies?)

3 Developing broadly-based prosperity and wealth

We need to go beyond teaching people to fish. What if they don't have a boat or fishing gear. We need to provide access to capital

4-Take Sustainability to Scale, using networks of learning, doing and changer

Networks to help each other.

5-Rebuilding a meaningful public debate; energizing civic conversations

vibrant communities

6-Transforming politics from the bottom up


local action not enough

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Rob Kall is the host of the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, WNJC 1360, where he discusses how the bottom up mind and bottom up revolution are reaching different areas of the world, of life, of politics, business, society and anywhere else.

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