How Local Economy Can Stop Global War

E.F. Schumacher started off this excerpt by suggestion that technologist’s top priority should be developing small-scale production mechanisms which are compatible with man’s need for creativity; he then makes a short hop to apply all of this to natural resources and war, from which I take the point of view that concentration on small-scale, local […]

It’s like a TED Talks, but for people who read.

http://online.sagepub.com/site/misc/societies.xhtml Ever heard of SAGE Journals? The journal site is a collection of topic-targeted academic papers written by scholars around the world. I came across it when I went digging for conclusive studies in the administration of traffic law. Local Economy section, I think, might be of strong interest to us. http://lec.sagepub.com/

Creative and positive solutions

After reading the article about rooftop supermarket greenhouse, I felt my teaching style was reinforced, ie, the idea that there are millions of answers to any single question. We absolutely need to teach the youth to be creative and innovative if we are going to create a sustainable world. Life is not a multiple choice […]

Space for Food in the City

Zero food miles is a hard thing to argue with… after reading of BrightFarms and their plan to install hydroponic greenhouses on top of supermarkets, my thinking travels down two avenues. First: Finally. It’s amazing how so many new technologies sit around until someone has the will and means to put them together and produce […]

Fight back with inspiration

Last week’s meeting made me think about the difference between fighting against corporate control by explicit defiance versus inspiring people to come together to create alternatives to what is offered by Mr. Money Bags. Though there is a definitely a time and place for protest, it is not always the best way to achieve one’s […]

How a Local Economy Keeps Corporate Power in Check

Violent revolution feels as though it is out of place in our circumstance here in the U.S. which, although some may argue for its necessity, is neither a necessity or a bad thing. Our issue is not the lack of incentive to be incited to violent acts, our issue is complacency. We are fed a […]