Recommended Reading

Recommended Book List

Several books have informed my views on localist economics but below are the ones I consider the most influential. I’m always looking for new book suggestions, so please share recommendations in the comments below.

  • Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein
  • What Matters? by Wendell Berry
  • Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home by Pope Francis
  • Cities and the Wealth of Nations by Jane Jacobs
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  • Easy Essays by Peter Maurin
  • Big Box Swindle by Stacy Mitchell
  • Personalism by Emmanuel Mounier
  • Fighting Traffic by Peter D. Norton
  • The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg
  • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Organizations & Websites

These are folks smarter than myself doing great work in the areas related to developing great local economies.

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