Book List: Spend Shift

Another book to celebrate: John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio’s Spend Shift. I picked this up a few weeks ago and didn’t get to it until he past couple of days and I’ve got to say that this book is amazing. It’s tagged as a “Business & Economics/General”  interest book, though it has a lot more to do with the ways that people aren’t spending their money than the ways that they are.

The authors pull a few cities from across the nation and provide anecdotes from them as to ways that they are becoming more thrifty, community oriented, and ecologically friendly. They support their anecdotes with statistics from consumer surveys and point to a shifting value system in the way people are spending their money.

This book really encouraged me to see the bright side of thriftiness, DIY skills, and community orientation. They profile companies, individuals, and movements in a way that provides hope for the future and makes me proud to be a part of this movement.

Check it out. And get it from a library. It reinforces the point.