Michael H. Shuman is Director for Research and Economic Development for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur and is one of the nation's leading experts on community economics and the advantages of small-scale businesses in an era of globalization. In his talk today, Shuman will present a idea of a stimulus package in local stock exchange. The key goals are to transform local businesses in small-stock companies and to create modest, intrastate electronic exchanges. With these simple and sensible legal reforms it could correct this market failure and bring literally trillions of new investment dollars into our communities. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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