The Small-Mart Revolutionby Michael H Shuman

Putting the salacious title aside, this book actually lays out the argument for the need to start restructuring our economy back to a more community driven model. This is not a book that spends a great deal of paper and ink trahsing Wal-Mart or all the other big box retailers. Instead it makes the assertion for why we need to support more local businesses and how that support creates a vital, more recession tolerant business environment, a higher standar of living for workers and a more active community.

It does go on in the middle of the book obsessivley about a chicken co-op in Maryland but well worth the read. You can always skip the chickens if you want.