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From the Roots Up

From the Roots Up

Economic Development as if Community Mattered

By David Ross and Peter Usher

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First published in 1986, this book presents an alternative vision of the economy, one that is not dominated by conventional indicators and analyses of the narrower market economy.
Ross and Usher argue that the separation of economic and social problems encouraged by "bottom-line" thinking in business and government must be replaced by a form of "social accounting," as typified by activity in smaller structures closer to the community. Expanding the role of cooperative enterprises, small businesses, community development corporations, voluntary activity, mutual aid, and household activity will yield more informal, appropriate and democratic solutions.
From the Roots Up explains why we need to revise our concepts of work and employment, our system of taxation and public finance, and our traditional political perspectives on public issues.

"From the Roots Up is filled with fresh insights. My copy already has underlining and marginal notes on almost every page."

- Heman E. Daly Professor of Economics, Louisiana State University

"This book provides a road map to the future ... It is a book that broadens our view of economic life, and rejects the idea that activity outside the market economy should not count in economic calculation."

- Thomas Berger former commissioner of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1986
ISBN: 9780888628565
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in
illustrated with figures

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Publication Date: 1st January 1986
ISBN: 9780888103659
Binding: Hardback

BISAC Code:  BUS020000, BUS060000
Imprint: Lorimer


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