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Broadcast 8/4/2017 at 2:48 PM EDT (12 Listens, 10 Downloads, 1017 Itunes)
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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 an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity  

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)

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